Plastic Bags Banned from the Curbside Bin
Plastic bags are prohibited from almost all curbside recycling streams. Their thin, flimsy material make them a contaminant to the recycling stream. They jam up the mechanisms at the material recovery facilities (MRFs) and cost more to collect than the revenue they generate when sold.
The Bigger Issue:
Every year, more and more products come packaged in thin plastic films. The packaging is often inherently recyclable material but is banned from the recycling stream because their thin form makes them contaminants. As a result, millions of tons of plastic winds up in landfills and the environment.