Feeling overwhelmed with all the plastic bags in your life?
– 160,000 plastic bags are used every 5 seconds
– 5 trillion are used every year world wide
– They’re used only for an average of only 12 minutes
– They take well over 500 years to break down into micro-plastics that pollute our water and many organisms
Now are you feeling overwhelmed? Have no fear, Heckrodt Wetland Reserve has partnered with Trex Decking to provide you with a drop off site for your clean and dry plastic bags. We will accept:
-Produce & Bread Bags – Ziploc Bags
-Grocery Bags – Bubble wrap
-Cereal and Ice Bags -Dry-cleaning Bags
-Shopping Bags -Birdseed Bags
Help us make a difference in the world! Plus if we raise over 500 pounds, Heckrodt will get a free recycled bench!
The plastic collection drive will continue through the end of February 2019.
How are we doing?
Week of August 6 73.92 pounds
Week of August 13 43.56 pounds
Week of August 20 26.55 pounds
Week of August 27 47.39 pounds
Week of September 3 14.94 pounds
Week of September 10 46.8 pounds
As of the week of September 10, we have collected 253.2 pounds of plastic. Half way to one bench!