Plastic Salad Bags Put in Garbage Do Not Recycle Plastic salad bags are made from film plastic, which cannot be recycled. Empty It! Remove any old, inedible salad greens within the bag before disposing. Ways to Reduce Use Reusable Produce Bags Instead Buy loose, unpackaged salad leaves and ingredients that can be placed in your own reusable bags. Grow Your Own Salad Greens With the help of some inexpensive grow lights (or regular fluorescent bulbs), you can grow your own salad greens year-round. Follow these tips from Mother Earth News or Almanac to get started.