Reduce Plastic Bag Use
When you remember to bring reusable shopping bags with you to the store, you can save thousands of single-use plastic bags from being used. It's an easy and effective way to conserve resources and reduce the number of plastic bags that end up as ugly and costly litter.
Tips to reduce your use of plastic bags:
- Make a habit of storing reusable shopping bags in your car, backpack or handbag to keep them handy.
- Use your own bags for groceries, fresh food and at department stores.
- When you only have a few items, carry them.
- Reuse any plastic bags you have as many times as possible.
- Recycle plastic bags at participating grocery stores (see below).
Help support the London Plastic Bag Project
Further details at www.wastefreeworld.org
Recycle Plastic Bags
Plastic shopping bags can be recycled at
most neighbourhood grocery stores including metro (A&P), Loblaw Grocery Stores
& London Wal-Mart locations. To participate, simply turn bags inside out, remove all receipts (and all other contents) and drop off your used plastic bags at the large blue recycling carts inside all London
metro (A&P) stores
or in the labeled receptacles at Loblaw stores, listed below. All plastic shopping and grocery bags can be recycled, including bags from other grocery stores and retail outlets.
P) Grocery Stores|
|1225 Wonderland Road North
|1030 Adelaide Street North
|1244 Commissioners Road W
|395 Wellington Road
Commissioners Road East
|155 Clarke Road
|301 Oxford Street West
|785 Wonderland Road
Commissioners Road West
3040 Wonderland Road South
|Southdale Road West|
635 Southdale Road East
1740 Richmond Street
|Fanshawe Park Road |
White Oaks Mall
|Wellington Rd S & Bradley Ave|
|Clarke Rd & Dundas St|
|Fanshawe Park Rd W & Hyde Park Rd|
metro (A&P), Loblaw Stores
& Wal-Mart together with the City of London and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)
encourage all residents to recycle their empty and unused shopping bags.
Plastic shopping bags can be reused many times and then recycled into new plastic bags to be used again and again. Plastic bags are also recycled into new plastic lumber products such as decking, siding, waste & recycling containers, patio furniture and park benches.
For more information about plastic bag recycling visit www.myplasticbag.ca.