Monday, April 07, 2008

Bring Your (Plastic) Bags!

It's time to do some spring cleaning and that means going to your kitchen cabinet to root out all those plastic bags! (I know you have a cabinet stocked full of those bags - admit it!) The buzz is already alive. I've received several questions regarding those plastic bags. Here's the deal:

You can bring grocery shopping bags, bags from Macy's, Target, CVS, and ______ (you fill in the blank) for recycling. Also, you can bring plastic bags from the dry cleaners as well as the bags from newspapers.

Basically, if you have a bag and it's made from plastic, you can bring it for recycling. So that means even those bread bags are acceptable.

We're having the plastic-bag and Styrofoam drive this week*, leading up to the big day on Saturday. Last year, we netted over 72,000 plastic-bags for recycling. I have a funny feeling we'll be breaking that record this year! :0)
* Campus drop-off locations include the Grille (Administration Building), Student Activities Center, Northside Hall, and Wiekamp Hall.

1 comment:

Experimentaholic said...

Wish I could be there but bringing my bags from Philadelphia would probably waste even more fossil fuels than the bags I have piling up (about ten or so)