Change is in The Bag®

Change is in The Bag® is an effort to reduce the amount of plastic bags consumed everyday and to recycle the rest. The goal is to motivate San Antonians to use reusable bags when they shop and to recycle plastic bags at participating retailers when San Antonians receive them. Change is in The Bag is an alliance between the City of San Antonio, H‑E‑B, jcpenney, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Keep San Antonio Beautiful and the Texas Retailers Association.

It is very important that San Antonians DO NOT toss their plastic bags in the blue recycle bins at their house. This leads to a variety of problems at the recycling center which is better set up for the recycling of aluminum cans, plastic bottles, paper, etc. Instead, Change is in The Bag® urges people to take their plastic bags to the participating retailers listed above for proper recycling.

Take plastic bags back to participating retailers for recycling. DO NOT throw them in your blue recycle bin!