2. The Facility Receives 30 Tons of Plastic Bags a Day
The Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility receives 30 tons of plastic bags a day. Doing the math, this means on a 30-day month, the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility receives 900 tons of plastic bags or 5% of its total monthly intake. Our guide, Eadaoin Quinn, Education Coordinator for Sims Municipal Recycling, tells us that while most of the products distilled from the collections are sold on the east coast and in Canada, there are no buyers for plastic bags in the United States.