April 25


One man's plastic bag is another man's floor

San Antonio now has 12 months of numbers to ponder for its Change is in the Bag recycling program, and the good news is that recycling of plastic film products was up 35 percent during April-June 2012, the most recent quarter for which information is available. That’s 10 percent over the initiative’s goal.

The bad news is that plastic-bag distribution is up, too – not by much, but if you thought the program was also supposed to encourage residents to run through fewer single-use plastic bags, it’s disappointing. And with just three more months to go in the 18-month demonstration program, there’s no plan in place to address that shortcoming.

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