Day 9: Returned Used Plastics to Store
I went to the Farmers Market this morning and returned some plastics to the gardening nursery that I got that them from.
It’s becoming more common for stores to accept the plastic packaging that their goods came in. I can’t find a link of stores that are currently doing so, but will be on the lookout.
To find out if the store will accept the packaging, ask someone at the store if you can return the packaging after the item is opened.
If they won’t, open up the item in the store and have them discard of the packaging. Once their garbage bins start to fill up, it’ll likely cause a change.
According to GreenFeet, Americans generate 10.5 million tons of plastic waste a year but recycle only 1 or 2 % of it. Check out more quick facts on plastic pollution.