(Chelsea Update would like to thank Laura Scriven for the information in this column.)
What do you do with all those plastic bags?
That seems to be a pretty common question in my house. They seem to multiply and grow in the bags where we keep them in the garage.
Unfortunately, Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) is unable to recycle them. However, it’s something we are looking into for the future.
So for now, we have a few suggestions about how to deal with the growing mound of plastic bags in your home. Polly’s Country Market has recycling tubes in the front entrance of the store and they can also be recycled at Best Buy.
Another option is to not use them — ask for paper, instead.
Paper bags are usually made from recycled materials than can be recycled through the single-stream recycling system at WWRA.
A third option is bring your own small portable bag. Some reusable grocery bags are made to fit into a pocket or purse. Or, you can purchase and reuse cotton bags.
So, the next time you are headed out shopping, think about how easy it is to help the environment and save a few pennies.
If you have any questions of comments please contact Laura Scriven at [email protected]