It’s official. August is BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag – month in our county. Join in, and start bringing your own bags whenever you shop anywhere; the grocery store, pharmacy, for clothing, hardware, whatever, and get into the habit of carrying reusable shopping bags, both big and small.
Challenge yourself to reduce the use of plastic bags by declining them when shopping, and then watch them disappear in your home.
This is the time to start, as McHenry County has declared August BYOB Month in partnership with the Environmental Defenders to raise awareness and educate the public about the benefits of shopping with reusable bags. Maybe this month will be the time you will make a lifelong change. Think how many bags you will keep out of the waste stream if you start today at one store. Do I see a trend coming?