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Old 16.03.2011, 10:26
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Recycling plastic bags in Zurich

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I would be grateful if anyone knows if you can recycle plastic bags in Zurich. I have hundreds of them and in the UK they have collection points in supermarkets and recycling depots for bags but I cannot seem to find anything similar here. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 16.03.2011, 11:04
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Re: Recycling plastic bags in Zurich

As far as I know, Swiss are not so keen on recycling plastic. It seems that to do so, you polute more than in getting rid of it. This is what I heard from Swiss people, maybe I got it wrong?
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Old 16.03.2011, 11:19
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Yes, in Switzerland the emphasis is placed on people NOT using 1000s of plastic bags. Most people have a collection of cloth bags they take to the supermarket and re-use again and again. Or buy paper bags from the supermarket and re-use them until they fall apart. Even for clothes/shoes etc, many people refuse bags given and use their own.

REDUCE and RE-USE is a lot better than recycle. In the meantime, perhaps use the best bags you have for shopping, and perhaps others for your bins.
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Old 16.03.2011, 11:24
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Re: Recycling plastic bags in Zurich

Every Brockenhaus in Switzerland would be pleased to take your bags.
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Re: Recycling plastic bags in Zurich

Thanks all.

I do use the reusable bags for shopping and often refuse bags for clothes and other things when out shopping, however I still over the years have managed to accumulate alot and I dont like to throw them out. I will try the charity shop then.
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