Our soil bags are made from heavy-duty “film” as it is known in the recycling industry. The recyclable film is designed to be strong enough to resist impact and puncture prior to being opened by you. On the back of each bag you will find a recycling symbol which represents low-density polyethylene plastic (#4 LDPE). Plastic-anything may take a lifetime or more to disintegrate in a landfill; the tragedy is that it makes it to the landfill. In order to get plastic into the process of recycling, it must find its way to a waste disposal company or recycling center.
TO LOCATE A RECYCLING FACILITY FOR YOUR EMPTYY FILM BAGS: <CLICK>
ON THE MORE CREATIVE SIDE
Jonny Redboard has a small farm with chickens, rabbits, a greenhouse, raised beds and fruit trees. In order to protect his feed and wood shavings from weather, he combined old pallets to create a small shed. He then stapled his empty Ocean Forest® and Happy Frog® soil bags to complete his “shed”.
SWEETLAND GARDEN CENTER in North San Juan, CA:
Owner, Darlene, was gifted by her customer with an Ocean Forest® sundress.
PLASTIC BAG COLLECTION POINTS
Many supermarkets, including Safeway and Lucky Food Centers, accept LDPE plastic bags for recycling. Just look for a collection bin, usually located at the front of the store. Not sure about your area? Try this cool little drop-off LOCATOR link. Search LDPE, then enter your zip code. Here is another site with a drop-off locator link, BAGS.
PLEASE RECYCLE - It means the world to us.
Recycling insures that plastic bags can be converted into other items, such as building and construction products, low-maintenance fencing and decking, and of course, new bags. There is high demand for low-density polyethylene plastic, and in most areas, demand exceeds the available supply because many consumers are not aware of local collection programs. The number of municipal drop-off centers and curbside programs to recycle plastic bags is increasing annually. That is good news for the planet, and for the recyclers who profit from the growing industry of recycling.