Seventh Generation Kitchen Trash Bags
Seventh Generation brings us trash bags made from 100% recycled plastic. Using recycled plastic saves energy and dramatically reduces toxic pollution.
We all know how important it is to recycle and to keep unnecessary amounts of garbage out of our overcrowded landfills. By reusing plastic materials that have fulfilled their intended end use (called post-consumer recycled material) and turning them into recycled products like this one, we play an important part in the overall recycling process.
The process of manufacturing from recycled material requires 40% less energy compared to bags made from virgin plastic. This reduces that amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere - and helps slow global warming. Processing crude petroleum into virgin plastic creates many dangerous chemicals. The 436 plastics production facilities in the United States emit over 37 million pounds of toxic air emissions and create over 2.5 billion pounds of production-related waste each year. This pollution is dramatically reduced or avoided entirely with trash bags made from recycle materials.
100% recycled plastic (70% post-consumer, 30% pre-consumer)
Saves natural resources
If every household in the U.S. replaced just one package of 30 count tall kitchen bags made from virgin plastic with 100% recycled ones, we could save:
89,700 barrels of oil, enough to heat and cool 5,100 U.S. homes for a year
1.6 million cubic feet of landfill space, equal to 2,400 full garbage trucks
and avoid 33,300 tons of pollution!
Post consumer content refers to material from products that were used by consumers or businesses and would otherwise be discarded as waste. If a product is labeled recycled content, the rest of the product material might have come from excess or damaged items generated during normal manufacturing processes - not collected through a local recycling program.
- 30 Kitchen Trash bags per package