Popcorn Bags Aren’t Recyclable
Popcorn bags are made of paper, but some are lined with potentially toxic chemicals (perfluorinated grease-proofing agents, or C8 compounds) to prevent grease from soaking through. Toss them in the trash.
Ways to Reduce
Buy Stovetop Popcorn Kernels in Bulk
Consider buying kernels in large containers, or better yet, from the bulk section of the grocery store. You’ll save money and reduce packaging waste at the same time. Popping your popcorn on the stove is easy. It’s also healthier because it uses less oil and additives.