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Ziploc Announces New Recycling Initiative

Ziploc Announces New Recycling Initiative

Ziploc is one of the world’s most popular brands of plastic bags and other food storage supplies on the market. Even though reusable bags and containers are the best way to keep your lunch from generating excessive waste, millions of people still opt for the disposable versions instead.

Most of these plastics can’t be recycled as conveniently as glass or aluminum, so they often end up in the landfill instead. To help reverse this trend and offset its potential product waste, the Ziploc Brand has partnered with Recyclebank to inspire families to increase recycling behavior and divert more than 100 million pounds of waste from landfills within 24 months.

One of the most important aspect of the program could soon show up in grocery stores and retail locations in your neighborhood: 18,000 in-store recycle bins that will accept clean and dry Ziploc Brand sandwich, storage and freezer bags.

Even if your community isn’t yet serviced by Recyclebank, you can still be rewarded for taking positive action. Within the next two months, you’ll be able to receive reward points when you pledge to recycle Ziploc bags and packaging by entering the code from inside specially marked packages of Ziploc Brand Sandwich and Snack Bags on

The company hopes that sponsoring the expansion of this rewards-for-recycling platform into new U.S. communities will help keep the same amount of other waste including glass, metals, paper and plastic out of landfills as the amount of potential waste generated by Ziploc.

SC Johnson, the parent company of the Ziploc brand, has publicly announced its larger goal to, one day, achieve zero waste.

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.


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11:11AM PST on Jan 16, 2013

I applaud Ziplock. I recycle somewhat fanatically, going as far as separating the metal, or plastic, strip fom aluminum foil boxes, and the like, recycle plastic shopping bags, when I get them, and often bring cloth bags to the grocery store/supermarket.

11:06AM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:54AM PST on Nov 25, 2012

Thank you for information

11:20AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

Good idea

10:44AM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

Thank you.

10:43AM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

Thank you.

6:52AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

Great idea...

7:40AM PST on Mar 4, 2012

how about the other brands of plastic bags, too? Don't they also manufacture some store or generic brands?

9:46AM PST on Mar 3, 2012


7:20PM PST on Nov 17, 2011

thanks for telling the world

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