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Letter: Recyclable bags?

  • Author: Steve Williams
    | Opinion
  • Updated: September 12, 2019
  • Published September 12, 2019

Conoco-Phillips’ distribution in the ADN on Sept. 11 of reusable/recyclable “grocery” bags is laudable. But the information ad in the paper and the bag itself don’t indicate how to recycle it.

The recycle symbol is on the bag, but there is no “number”, such as is found on many plastics, e.g., No. 1, No. 2, No. 5. Nos. 1 and 2 are recyclable in Alaska (think water bottles), No. 5 (salad bar takeout clamshells) are not. So if I don’t want/need the bag or when it wears out, how is the bag properly recycled?

— Steve Williams


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