On Wednesday November 15, 2017, all DC office American Chemistry Council (ACC) staff are asked to bring in plastic bags (grocery bags, bread bags, veggie bags) and flexible polyethylene film product packaging wraps, like the wraps around paper towels, cases of soda, bathroom tissue and many other household items for recycling at our flexible film recycling bin in the 9th floor staff lounge. ACC’s flexible film recycling group actively works across America to raise awareness about how to recycle the many types of plastic bags and film packaging. This fun event will help ground staff in this important initiative and hopefully inspire our employees to share that knowledge among their networks.
Today there are more than 18,000 grocery and retail stores that collect plastic film for recycling, and 90 percent of Americans have ready access to one of these locations. Plastic film is recycled into new products such a plastic lumber, backyard decking, and grocery bags.
ACCs Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG) in 2015 established a goal to increase plastic film recycling to two billion pounds by 2020, which essentially would double the amount recycled in 2013. Learn more at www.plasticfilmrecycling.org