Seventh Generation Trash Bags
For bigger jobs, you need a bigger trash bag. These 30-gallon bags are still made from 100% recycled plastic (70% post-consumer, 30% pre-consumer), but are strong enough to get the job done.
We all know how important it is to recycle, to keep unnecessary amounts of garbage out of our overcrowded landfills.
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.
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.