Why are plastic bags problematic?

Plastic bags are problematic for a few reasons; but mainly, they’re extremely hard to recycle and they tend to get wrapped around sorting equipment (which slows down the recovery process). We encourage you not to use plastic bags when possible (compostable bags are great for discarding food scraps and keeping your organics cart clean) but if you do, please either take them back to grocery stores that accept them or bundle them together into one bag and place into your blue recycling cart.