Bring Your Own Bag!
Posted on November 10, 2014 by Christy - Environmental Tips
Bring your own cloth or fabric bags when you shop!
If you grocery shop once a week, in five years you’ll have kept about 250 to 1,000 grocery bags out of our landfills. When one ton of plastic bags is reused or recycled, the energy equivalent of 11 barrels of oil is saved! By bringing your own bag to the grocery store, you can save thousands of plastic bags from ending up in landfills, or even worse in ecosystems where they can harm living creatures.
Plastic bags, derived from oil and natural gas, use up precious resources unnecessarily. Plastic bags have a lifetime of 500 to 1,000 years and in the process can break down into minute pieces that end up polluting our oceans and entering our food stream through fish. If you REDUCE the use of plastic bags, you are directly helping our environment and protecting our planet.Join the Village of Algonquin in partnership with the BYOBag Committee of the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County to promote a conservation effort to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags.