Reusable Bags or Bag the Ban?

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Although I have a trunk filled with reusable bags that I bring into every grocery and retail store with me, I know that MANY people don’t.  I even wrote my first post about why I started this blog which started with my daughter carrying recycle bags.  When I saw this video… it made me feel a little bit better about those who haven’t jumped on the recycled bag bandwagon.  Here’s what I found out…

Plastic bags are 100% recyclable and can easily be returned to the bins outside of your local grocery store. This video from Earth 911 gives a great behind-the-scenes tour of Hilex Poly’s recycling facility here in the United States – it’s the largest plastic bag recycling facility in the world.

More Facts about Plastic Bags:

  • Plastic bags are reused, repurposed and recycled into a variety of objects, including playground equipment, outdoor decking, benches, floor mats and more!
  • Recycling is becoming more common every year, with 91 to 93 percent of the U.S. population having access to nearby plastic bag recycling, according to a recent report.
  • More than 90 percent of American reuse their plastic bags at least once, for everything from storage to waste disposal to packing material.

Although I’m not sure I’m up for “bagging the ban” I wanted to give the other side.  It’s really up to you to decide! So, do you advocate bringing your reusable bags into the store or are you one to bag the ban?

About the author


Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable,, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.