Though many people opt for reusable bags and containers, Ziploc bags remain an incredibly popular way to conserve food. One of the main problems has been hundreds of thousands of bags end up in landfills annually. To fight back, Ziploc has announced a new program called Recyclebank that will allow consumers to recycle Ziploc bags.
Across the country, 18,000 stores will accept clean, dry (you can dishwash the bags if you need to get them clean) sandwich, storage and freezer bags. The company hopes to divert 100 million pounds of wastes away from landfills within 24 months.
"From offering recyclable products to diverting other waste from landfills through increased curbside recycling, our goal is to keep waste out of landfills – by working together, we can make a bigger impact than on our own," John Peoples, the Director of Home Storage at SC Johnson, which makes Ziploc bags, said.
SC Johnson hopes to one day generate zero waste, as a company. For more for information see Recylebank.