Actually, if you recycle it with other thin film grocery store bags (#2 and #4), it should be recyclable at grocery stores that take recyclable bags ( this can also include dry cleaning bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, Amazon bubble shipping mailers, bread bags, newspaper bags, etc.) Check out https://how2recycle.info/ for more info. I saw in another thread that the white REI shipping bags are #4, so they should be good for recycling. The only problem is that REI still hasn't put the #4 on the bag, so the retailer where you may take the bag to be recycled won't know if it is recyclable. Let's go REI! You've been talking about this for 2 years!