A History of Plastic Bag Recycling in South Dakota

Recycling Explained

State lawmakers have proposed restricting any local city or county in South Dakota from banning the use of plastic bags or straws in their communities. This bill would add South Dakota to the growing list of states with “preemption” laws protecting plastic bags, while only eight states have laws banning them.

With recent local news highlighting the issues waste haulers are facing with bags, we wanted to provide more context around the plastic bag discussion. Check out our infographic outlining the history of plastic bag recycling in Sioux Falls and why it stopped:

More info on plastic bags and where to recycle them now at www.millenniumrecycling.com/byob