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If you choose plastic over paper at the grocery store, as a majority of shoppers do, you don't have to feel guilty about it anymore. Kroger is starting a pilot program in its Greensboro supermarkets to recycle plastic grocery bags.

Beginning today, shoppers at Krogers on West Market Street, High Point Road and Battleground Avenue can return plastic grocery bags to collection bins at each supermarket. The bags will be collected at Kroger's distribution center and returned to Sonoco, the bags' manufacturer, for recycling as trash cans, sign posts, traffic cones, protective shipping guards and plastic containers.Interest in recycling continues to grow in Greensboro.

Southeast Guilford county residents will have a recycling meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Southeast Baptist Church at 5011 Liberty Road. The chief topic will be the possibility of establishing a communitywide recycling center to serve southeast Guilford.

Starting Saturday, Citizens for Waste Reduction and Recycling will have regular recycling days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Cotton Mill Square. Bring aluminum, glass and plastic milk and beverage containers to the southern corner of the Spring Garden Street parking lot. Containers should be rinsed and lids removed. Please do not bring newspapers; these are collected at Greensboro Humpty Dumpsters.

For more information, call Citizens for Waste Reduction and Recycling at 375-4515.

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