Since launching A Bag's Life earlier this year, Georgia recycling advocates have been busy getting the word out that there is more to me than a one-time tote.
From the southernmost boarder in historic Thomasville, northwest to Rome at the Alabama line and into the heart of metropolitan Atlanta, folks are embracing the notion that I'm not just a pretty face. :-)
Using minimum resources, thousands of recyclable plastic bags are manufactured in the United States every year; and
It is important to reduce, reuse and recycle, and to make responsible choices regarding waste reduction. In Georgia, there is an effective infrastructure in place to recycle plastic bags through retailer take-back collection systems; and
A recycling program that focuses on the plastic bags used by shoppers was kicked off at the state capitol Tuesday by DCA Commissioner Mike Beatty and the chairs of the two committees on natural resources, Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) and Rep. Lynn Smith (R-Newnan).
Called "A Bag's Life," the recycling program has identified nearly 750 locations at grocery and retail stores where consumers can dispose of their plastic shopping bags.