Making Your Town a "Bag It" Town
Thursday February 16, 2017
This presentation by Sustainable Morristown will discuss what it means to be a "Bag It" Town. It will include a screening of the movie Bag It.
What’s the story with plastic bags. Will government ban them? Morristown could someday become a “Bag-It” town. “Bag It” town citizens are informed, proud and often happy to explain why their town does not use plastic bags. “Bag It” Towns are municipalities that systematically reduce the collective consumption of single-use disposable bags. “Bag It” Town requirements may (must meet one):
- Voluntarily ban the free distribution of plastic and paper single-use disposable bags at grocery stores or town-wide.
- Pass ordinance applying a minimum fee of 10 cents per single-use disposable plastic and paper bags at all grocery stores or town-wide.
- Pass ordinance banning plastic bags completely and apply a minimum fee of 10 cents on all single-use paper bags at all grocery stores or town-wide.
Highlights of a “Bag It” Town
- Reduction of single-use disposable bag consumption by as much as 90%.
- Positive public relations for your town's environmentally conscious culture.
- Cleaner streets, parks, rivers, lakes and oceans.
- Greater sense of community-derived from community driven change.
- The thrill of being an early adopter in the movement to change our single-use, throw-away culture.