How to Start a Plastic Bag Ban and Become a Bag It Town
Start a Plastic Bag Ban and Become a Bag It Town!
Banning plastic bags can cause a lot of good for communities and the environment. If you’re thinking about implementing a plastic bag ban in your city, there are lots of resources to help you get started. A great tool to check out is Bag It and as always, we’re here to help, too.
Bag It Encourages People to Join the Plastic Bag Ban Movement
We have written in the past about how to start a plastic bag ban in your area, but we have just found out about the Bag It Town initiative and think it is a great place to get help. They have an awesome tool kit you can use to start a plastic bag ban in your community, and they are a great source of information and support.
Bag It started with a movie of the same name that examines the necessity and impact of disposable plastic bags. It has grown into a movement to help towns start their own plastic bag ban. Towns can also earn the title of being a Bag It Town sort of like our Top Green Cities Honorees.
Does Your Hometown Have What It Takes to Be a Bag It Town?
There are a few criteria to meet in order to become a Bag It Town. Your town needs to voluntarily ban or levy a fee on disposable plastic and paper bags. Your town can also gain this distinction by passing an ordinance implementing a plastic bag ban and instituting a 10-cent fee on paper bags.
Towns have a lot to gain by becoming a Bag It Town. Less litter and trash means less money spent on clean up and enjoying cleaner parks, sidewalks, waterways, roadways and neighborhoods.
A plastic bag ban can also create a greater sense of community. If you want to learn more here’s info about becoming a Bag It Town.
What Your Business Can Do to Help the Plastic Bag Ban Movement
Your business can make a positive impact on the planet and your prospects, regardless of existing or non-existent plastic bag bans in the areas you do business. Get started creating your one-of-a-kind custom reusable bags HERE or contact us today!.
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