We know plastic bags don’t belong in recycling bins, you might be wondering what to do with them. You can toss them in the garbage, but keep in mind they take a long time to photodegrade – up to 500 years according to experts as well as endangering the wildlife.
If you do not want to create more waste, there are two things you can consider doing. The first one is to keep the plastic bags and reuse the ones you already have. The second one is to recycle them. You can recycle plastic bags – just not in the recycling bin. Some communities and countries have places where you can recycle plastic bags to create new plastic bags and composite lumber.
To conclude, I think using plastic bags till they are broken and recycling them and opting for a more recyclable option like an RPET shopping bag.