Yes! Our bags are "number 4" (linear low-density poly-ethylene bag). However, many municipal recycling programs do not allow curbside recycling of plastic bags. For this reason, many grocery stores have a bin set aside for you to recycle your bags ethically. Ask an employee at your store if they participate in a bag recycling program. If you are curious why our bananas sometimes have plastic bags, it is at the request of specific stores.