Target is doing their bit. So is Ikea. Now the Public Works Department for the County of Los Angeles has stepped up to the plate. Or in the lingo of spokesman Luke Walton, they’re taking it strong to the hoop.
Public Works will conduct its first countywide “Brag About Your Bag®” reusable bag campaign beginning on “America Recycles Day”, November 15 and runs through “A Day without A Bag”, December 17, 2009. We will team up with Albertsons, HOWS, Ralphs, Top Valu, and Valu Plus supermarkets to host countywide reusable bag giveaway events and distribute over 50,000 reusable bags.
The “Brag About Your Bag®” campaign goal is to unify the County of Los Angeles, the 88 cities, non-profits, and other entities to help educate by:
* increasing public awareness of the litter impact on the environment;
* promote the use of reusable bag;
* increase at-store recycling of plastic bags; and
* reduce plastic carryout usage
Plastic bags certainly have a lot of uses once they make it home. But if you don’t have a dog and aren’t considering making that lovely 1950’s era knit dress maybe this will be the tip-off for change.
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