Did you know that 100 billion plastic bags pass through the hands of U.S. consumers every year—almost one bag per person each day? Laid end-to-end, they could circle the equator 1,330 times!
PCL is playing a small part in the effort to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags by hosting Reeusable Bag Swap stations on behalf of the Zero Waste Providence working group.
Simply go to a participating PCL library (most locations have Swaps - check with your library staff) and take a reuseable bag for your personal use, or leave reusable bags for others. Please do not deposit single-use bags at the Swap as we are not equipped to accept such recycling. Many large commercial stores recycle single-use bags in Providence and you can find a complete list here.
For more information about Zero Waste Providence, contact firstname.lastname@example.org