N.C. Aquarium to collect plastic bags and film for recycling

MANTEO, N.C. – The North Carolina Aquarium will be collecting plastic bags and a variety of other recyclables in October.

From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 10, those willing to bring their leftover bags will be able to drop them off at the aquariums admission window at 374 Airport Road.

The aquarium says that if you can’t make this plastic bag drop off, they will also be doing it each Tuesday in April of 2018.

Only clean and dry plastic will be accepted, and make sure all debris, including any receipts or labels, are removed from the packaging and no moisture is present.

Below are the list of items that will be excepted:

  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Bread bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Produce bags
  • Newspaper bags
  • Product overwrap (covering on paper towels and cases of bottled water)
  • And more!