Plastic Bags Being Recycled Right in County

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Pilot study raised awareness of proper disposal methods
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The "Beyond Bags" campaign encourages Clark County residents to recycle their polyethylene packaging and grocery bags at Safeway stores rather than throw them into blue recycling carts. (Photo Credit: Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files)

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:00am

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Originally published in The Columbian, by Amy Fischer

Last year’s pilot study aimed at raising awareness of proper recycling of plastic bags, wraps and films had positive results, according to the city of Vancouver.

The “Recycle Right Beyond Bags” program goal is to keep those materials out of blue recycling carts because they clog the equipment at the regional West Van Materials Recovery Center, resulting in shutdowns while workers cut away the tangled plastic.

Under the program, which launched in September, all 12 Safeway stores in Clark County began accepting clean, dry plastic polyethylene wrappers and bags.

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