Why are plastic bags such a problem?

Research will help us learn more information

WEBSITES

Can Do This site offers some quick facts about plastic bags.

Californians Against Waste This site talks about the recent bans put into place around California.

E How Home "How to Recycle Clear Plastic" This site tells how and where to recycle clear plastic.

E How Home "How Plastic Gets Recycled" This site gives a clear summary on how plastic gets recycled.

Earth Resource Foundation "Campaign Against Plastic Plague Background Information"

Science and Technology article Tells how plastic is made and why it can be a problem

Sierra Club "Petition Seeks to Put an End to Plastic Bags" tells some good information about why plastic bags are becoming a problem.

Project Green Bag Myths vs. Facts Regarding Single Use Bags

VIDEOS

E How Health "How to Recycle Plastic" video

National Geographic "Are Plastic Grocery Bags Sacking the Environment" video

Go to Ed 1 Stop - Choose Discovery Education: Once there, look for videos by typing in these keywords: "Plastic Trash" and for another video, put in keywords "Paper or Plastic"

CONTACTS

SAFEWAY (A possible source for questions about bag use)

525 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Store Phone: 650-847-2901
Store Hours: Open 24 hours

325 S Sharon Park Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Store Phone: 650-854-3056
Store Hours: Open 24 hours

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RECOLOGY San Mateo County (Our local recycling service)
225 Shoreway Road
San Carlos, CA 94070

Customer Service: (650) 595-3900
General Manager:
Mario Puccinelli

Californians Against Waste
921 11th Street, Suite 420
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.443.5422 (phone)
916.443.3912 (fax)
Mark Murray, Executive Director: murray at cawrecycles.org

BOOKS IN OUR LIBRARY

Nagle- Smart Shopping: Shopping Green

Roza- Reducing Your Carbon Footprints on Vacation

Smalley- Green Changes You Can Make Around Your Home

David- Reducing Your Carbon Footprint at Home

Minden- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Rodger- Recycling Waste

3/2012 jroby