Donations sought for Saratoga bag share initiative
A Saratoga Springs nonprofit and an independent canada goose canada goose uk black friday outlet black friday grocer are collaborating on canada goose outlet uk sale a new bag share program and are seeking donations for the initiative Saturday.
Sustainable Saratoga, the organization behind the Bring Your canada goose outlet parka Own Bag project, announced the partnership with Four Seasons uk canada goose Natural Foods official canada goose outlet on Wednesday, two days after another local grocer, Healthy Living Market and Cafe, Canada Goose Outlet stopped offering plastic bags to Canada Goose Coats On Sale customers.
The bag share program will cheap canada goose offer reusable bags, free of charge, in the Four Seasons store for shoppers who don’t have their own. Operating uk canada goose outlet on an cheap Canada Goose honor system, shoppers who choose to participate will be asked to return the bags to the store on their next shopping trip. Those who decline the reusable bags will be offered paper bags instead.
Four Seasons will be accepting donations of any clean, lightly used reusable bags for the program Saturday at its 120 Henry St. location. The store encourages shoppers to donate if they’ve accumulated more reusable bags than they need, but not without some incentive. goose outlet canada cheap canada goose Anyone who donates will receive a Canada Goose Online BYOBag canvas bag, which features an image of the “Spirit of Life” statue holding a red, reusable shopping bag.
BYOBag Chairwoman Margie Shepard said the program was canada goose outlet reviews created to try to eliminate one of the biggest obstacles to canada goose outlet store uk the group’s efforts to reduce plastic bag use: cheap canada goose uk getting shoppers to remember their reusable ones.
“It takes away that moment when people get to the store and realize they don’t have their own bags,” she said. “We understand the frustration and know it can be easy to forget, so this canada goose outlet shop gives people another option.”
According to Sustainable Saratoga, Four Seasons owner Rich Frank shares its concern about the amount of plastic trash humans make. They created a partnership for the bag share program to canada goose outlet jackets give https://www.baertakreation.de shoppers an easy way to replace single use shopping bags.
The organization also released data about plastic bag use in the canada goose outlet canada area. In one year, shoppers in Saratoga Springs use an estimated 10 million plastic bags. Across the country, the average person uses as many as 500 in a year.
Shepard said the current approach to change is education, through programs like the bag share.
“Our goal is to help people realize this is an easy obstacle to get past, and the hope is they’ll be willing to change their habits,” she said. “Saratoga Springs seems like an efficient place for reform and to canada goose outlet nyc start reducing plastic bag use on a large scale.”.