Ziploc® brand Sustainability


See what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.

Recycle Bags

Yes, it’s true, Ziploc® brand bags are recyclable. Really! Just look for the bin next time you’re at your local participating store. Your used Ziploc® brand bags (clean and dry) go in the same bins as those plastic shopping bags.

Find Recycling Locations

To learn more about recycling plastic bags, visit:

It’s Important!

The process of recycling uses far less energy than manufacturing with brand new raw materials. Recycling

  • Conserves energy and natural resources
  • Reduces pollution, and
  • Helps prevent landfills from filling up.

Simply put, recycling protects the environment for children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Just Drop ‘Em Off

Certain locations, like recycling centers and retail stores, have set up drop-offs for plastic bag recycling. You can drop off

  • Ziploc® brand bags (clean and dry)
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Newspaper bags
  • Dry-cleaning bags
  • Bread bags and produce bags
  • Toilet paper, napkin and paper-towel wraps
  • Plastic shipping envelopes
  • All clean bags labeled #2 or #4

What Gets Made?

The majority of recycled plastic bags become composite lumber. Composite lumber is used for fences, benchs, decks, door and window frames, and even playground equipment. You can also visit these key plastic recycling organizations for more information:
TREX, Hilex and AERT

We’ve designed all Ziploc® brand containers to be used multiple times. When containers get reused, less trash ends up in landfills and less manufacturing energy is expended. That’s good news all around.

Ziploc® brand containers are made from polypropylene and can be recycled in a limited (but growing number) of communities. When it’s time to replace a used container, that used container can be converted into something new, instead of more trash for a landfill.