Both Safeway and T&C grocery stores have a “plastic bag” recycling receptacle at the entrance to their stores, but you can put a lot more than plastic bags in those containers. Go to this page to see what other kinds of plastic film can be deposited. The material will be bought by Trex, maker of recycled plastic lumber and decking.

The NexTrex recycling program recently reached the milestone of 500,000 tons of recyclable material collected through participating retailers since it was started. Trex says every product in its decking portfolio is made from more than 95 percent recycled content, nearly half of which comes from plastic film packaging ranging from product overwrap and package liners to shrink wrap and stretch film used to palletize boxes and equipment.