What if you could “check out” a reusable bag at the store? Michelle Putz, with the Sitka Global Warming Group, talks about starting a “bag library” in Sitka, to encourage people to reuse fabric bags when they shop, rather than plastic or paper disposable bags. From June 3 – 28, the group is collecting bags at Kettleson Memorial Library, in hopes of starting its own collection for loan.
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Group tries to start ‘bag library’ to encourage reuse
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