I poured the 40 pound bag of water softener salt into the system and thought that was that. As I went to throw the bag in the trash, my eye caught a recycling label. “Recycle if clean & dry. Store drop-off. Plastic bag. how2recycle.info.” Really? I did not know I could recycle these bags. Turns out you can take some plastic bags to designated stores for recycling, like you would a plastic grocery bag.

The how2recycle.info website was designed to remove some of the confusion around recycling. Brands that wish to participate can use updated recycling labels on their product packaging that tell consumers more details on how to recycle it.

The website has additional information to help you find store drop-off locations. It also has links to recycle center data, to help you figure out what facilities are near you and what materials they accept.