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Are Glad or Hefty garbage bags recyclable?

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2010-03-28 12:49:05

Yes. They are made of polytethylene and 100% recycled (usually

used to make park benches and other imitation-wood products). This

is the advantage of recycling plastic bags instead of buying

biodegradable, as biodegradable bags can only be composted


They can be recycled. However you would have to empty the trash

they hold into the trash can for pick up, then throw the Hefty or

Glad bag into your recycling bin. A better choices would be to

buy trash bags that are 100% biodegradable. The biodegradable

bags begin to break down in 90 days. Regular plastic garbage bags

like Hefty or Glad take 1,000 years or more to start to break


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