Do Not Recycle
Popcorn bags are made of paper, but some are lined with chemicals to prevent grease from soaking through. Chemical-lined paper cannot be recycled, so toss them in the garbage.
Put Plastic Wrap in Garbage
Microwave popcorn bags come individually wrapped in plastic wrap. Toss the plastic wrap in the garbage.
Ways to Reduce
Buy Popcorn Kernels in Bulk
Consider buying kernels in large containers, or from the bulk section of the grocery store. You’ll save money and reduce packaging waste at the same time. Oil and season your own popcorn after making it on the stovetop, with a popcorn maker or in your microwave.