Posted by: montclairlibrary | April 20, 2010

Get a bag for Earth Day

Bring Your Own Bag
On Thursday 4/22, Earth Day, anyone can drop by Oakland’s Main Library, any branch library (including Montclair), the African American Museum & Library or the Bookmark Bookstore and receive a free canvas tote bag, while supplies last. The bags are courtesy of the Public Works Agency, Oakland Recycles and Waste Management of Alameda County as part of their “Bring Your Own Bag” campaign.

Some sobering facts about non-reusable bags:

  • Single-use bags, whether paper or plastic, create waste and litter and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Plastic grocery bags are made from oil – a non-renewable resource.
  • Fewer than 5% of plastic bags are ever recycled.
  • Paper bags are made of mostly virgin pulp from trees.
  • One reusable bag replace 1,000 single-use bags over its lifetime!
  • If Californians cut 1/2 the consumption of disposable bags, we could save 2,000 barrels of oil a day.

(Note: The bag you receive may or may not look like the ones pictured here.)


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