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August 08, 2013

The Bag-2-Bag Recycling Process

We don’t want to see useful products, like plastic bags or films, misused and thrown out to become litter or add more space to landfills. This is one reason why we created our award-winning Bag-2-Bag recycling program, which makes recycling certain plastic film products easier and more convenient. 
 
More than 90 percent of the U.S. population has access to plastic bag recycling. Every year this number increases as more businesses join and participate in our Bag-2-Bag recycling program. Thanks to these great partners, there are now more than 32,000 Bag-2-Bag collection bins across 45 states. 
 
I am often asked about how Hilex’s Bag-2-Bag recycling program works and how people can help recycle plastic in their community. My recommendation is to collect clean plastic bags and film together and drop them off in one of the collection bins where the partner will then work to collect and ship the bags back to a recycling facility (like our facility in North Vernon) where they are processed and recycled. The image below illustrates the Bag-2-Bag recycling process perfectly. 
 
Do you have a Bag-2-Bag collection bin in a nearby store or do you use these bins on a regular basis? Tell us on our Facebook wall!