Ditch White Plastic Bags

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We all know that plastic bags are bad for the environment. But did you know that a white plastic bag is worse than a colored one?

According to Earth 911, this is why you should ditch white plastic bags:

“Referencing the poor color mixing styles of preschoolers with fingerpaint, Phil Rozenski, director of sustainability and marketing for Hilex Poly, describes how the various colors of bags the company brings in for recycling from more than 30,000 collection points across the country render the plastic a buff to gray hue when it’s all melted together.

‘So, if you have a store that’s using a white bag, we can’t use recycled content in it because it will change the color,’ he says. ‘We’ve been helping educate retailers that if they change to a brown or gray bag, we can start using 30 percent, 40 percent recycled content.'”

The darker a plastic bag is, the better it is for the environment. If you are going to use plastic bags, make sure they are colored.

Will you ditch the white plastic bag?

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