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Wegmans wants your plastic bags

BagsYou probably knew that you can return your plastic grocery bags to the store for recycling, but did you know you can do the same with bread bags, cereal box liners and other plastic packaging?

Wegmans has started stamping its plastic grocery bags with the slogan "Return to Sender (Don't trash it!)" reminding customers to bring bags back to the store for recycling.

In an awareness push tied to the bag's rollout, Wegmans has also released a video educating consumers about environmental issues associated with plastic, which shows a behind-the-scenes look at the recycling process.

Wegmans is also reminding customers that, in addition to plastic grocery bags from any retailer, they can return bread wrappers, cereal box liners, newspaper bags, bath tissue wrap, plastic outer wrap, shipping pillows, dry cleaning bags, food storage bags and produce bags.

Wet or dirty items, frozen food bags, cups and takeout food packaging are not accepted.

 

 ---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

newspaper bags, bath tissue wrap, plastic outer wraps, shipping pillows, dry cleaning bags, food storage bags, produce bags, grocery bags, and bags from other retailers. - See more at: http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PressReleaseDetailView?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&productId=775604#sthash.5fHdsjqi.dpuf
Clean plastic bags – including bread wrappers, cereal box liners, newspaper bags, bath tissue wrap, plastic outer wraps, shipping pillows, dry cleaning bags, food storage bags, produce bags, grocery bags, and bags from other retailers. - See more at: http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PressReleaseDetailView?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&productId=775604#sthash.5fHdsjqi.dpuf

 

 
“People have been  recycling for years, but it’s still not  easy to know what you’re supposed to do,” says Wegmans Sustainability Coordinator Jason Wadsworth. “Many communities have curbside recycling for paper, cans and bottles, but beyond those items, it’s not always clear what can be recycled. One way for Wegmans to make a difference is by helping to make recycling easier to understand and easier to carry out, with strong, simple messages and convenient drop-off spots for the items we can accept.”

- See more at: http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PressReleaseDetailView?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&productId=775604#sthash.on9NLY4Y.dpuf

 

 
“People have been  recycling for years, but it’s still not  easy to know what you’re supposed to do,” says Wegmans Sustainability Coordinator Jason Wadsworth. “Many communities have curbside recycling for paper, cans and bottles, but beyond those items, it’s not always clear what can be recycled. One way for Wegmans to make a difference is by helping to make recycling easier to understand and easier to carry out, with strong, simple messages and convenient drop-off spots for the items we can accept.”
- See more at: http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PressReleaseDetailView?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&productId=775604#sthash.on9NLY4Y.dpuf
 
“People have been  recycling for years, but it’s still not  easy to know what you’re supposed to do,” says Wegmans Sustainability Coordinator Jason Wadsworth. “Many communities have curbside recycling for paper, cans and bottles, but beyond those items, it’s not always clear what can be recycled. One way for Wegmans to make a difference is by helping to make recycling easier to understand and easier to carry out, with strong, simple messages and convenient drop-off spots for the items we can accept.”
- See more at: http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PressReleaseDetailView?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&productId=775604#sthash.on9NLY4Y.dpuf