A recent study found that 93 percent of the U.S. population has access to plastic bag recycling and nearly 75 percent has access to plastic film recycling. However, it’s not always clear what plastic bag and film drop-off locations accept for recycling.

This animated video provides more background on plastic bags and where they can be recycled. For example, grocery bags, made out of HDPE (Plastic #2), are usually accepted at your local drop-off location. These locations can often be found at the entrance, checkout or back of your local grocery store or major retailer.

Plastic storage bags, like Ziploc® brand bags, are made out of LDPE (Plastic #4), and considered plastic film. They are also highly recyclable, when clean and dry. Most of us have a plastic film drop-off nearby, but you can always visit www.plasticfilmrecycling.org to find the nearest location.

Learn more about plastic bag recyclability and the recycling efforts of Ziploc® brand at www.Ziploc.com/Sustainability.


2 plastic bags walk into a store…then what? [video]
Clearing up the confusion on plastic bags and where they can be recycled.