Plastic Grocery & Takeaway Bags
Blue Bins & Chutes
While these bags are technically recyclable when they are clean, the chance of them being recycled is low. Reusing a plastic bag for trash means it is not single-use!
Freecycle / Give Away
Have loads of plastic bags at home? Bring them to the store with you next time and reuse them! If the bags are very sturdy and clean, they may be welcome at bag donation boxes found in some libraries.
Places that want your bags!
Library Bag Collection
Fairprice BYOB Racks
Recycling Bins & Chutes
While these are welcome in the recycling system, it is generally not advisable to simply recycle them if they are still usable. If, however, the bag is torn and otherwise useless, yes put it in the recycling bin.
Tips & Suggestions
A plastic bag folded up is lightweight and easy to carry around. You don't need to pay $$$ to keep a reusable bag handy. A plastic grocery bag is the most compact reusable bag you can get. Keep one handy.
Info & Insights
OMG I don't have enough plastic bags!
How can you cope with less plastic grocery store bags? Here are some tips.