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How do you recycle a plastic shopping bag?
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Actually it would appear that most of the re-anything of plastic shopping bags involves the re-use of them rather than actually recycling them, though the percentage of bags being recycled has grown significantly in the past decade.
A very large amount of the recycled plastic bags in this country and elewhere actually end up as a type of decking made of these bags that is resistant to weathering and rot and has become more and more popular over time.
The bags are run through a variety of processes that breaks down the films and leaves the processor with a pellet-like plastic that is then further processed into other materials.
Posted by kapokkid on August 9, 2010 at 6:25 AM (Answer #1)
well normally when you recycle plastic bags you just take it to the nearest Fred Meyer's and hand it to them and then they take care of it , or you take it to a recycling plant where they put it through a series of contamination process that melts it down and makes it into another bag.
Posted by racoon on February 8, 2009 at 12:19 PM (Answer #2)
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