Every year, Ohioans throw away millions of plastic bags which end up in landfills.
Bring Me Back Program
In 2015, SWACO, the city of Columbus and various retailers began a community conversation to explore how best to address the improper disposal of plastics bags in Franklin County. As the result of more than twelve months of work, in 2016, the partners developed and launched 'Bring Me Back' - an educational program to encourage residents to return their plastic bags to collection bins at local retailers and use reusable shopping bags, when possible. The program also reminds residents not to curbside recycling their bags, as many recyclers don't accept them and the bags can disrupt the recycling process.