Bring Your Own Checkout Bags - No more plastic checkout bags by September 2018
BYOGreenwich's mission is to encourage the use of reusable checkout bags in our town for the benefit and welfare of our entire community.
Traiga Su Propia Bolsa
Pague Por Una Bolsa de Papel
No Más Bolsas de Plástico
The purpose of the RCB ordinance is to protect the environment in Greenwich for the benefit and welfare of its residents by encouraging the use of reusable checkout bags and reducing bag waste. By prohibiting plastic and virgin paper checkout bags and initiating a retail compensation for recycled paper checkout bags.
We aim to inspire Greenwich residents to rethink their daily habits and join this community initiative.
Small changes = big impact!
BYOGreenwich represents the students, individuals, families, pet owners, non-profits and businesses from every district of Greenwich that have seen, read about and personally have noticed the human health, environmental and fiscal impact plastic bags have on our community and want to make a positive change in and for our Town and our children's future.
Better Habits • Cleaner World
Single-use plastic bags:
Disperse easily into the environment · Impede waterways and clog storm drains · Pollute oceans and entangle & kill marine life · Degrade into small particles that contaminate our water and soil · Enter our food system by being ingested by the animals & fish we eat · Overwhelm landfills · Produce toxic ash when incinerated · Cost municipalities large amounts of money to clean up · Are not economic to recycle · Require nonrenewable, fossil fuels to manufacture
And they are not free…
Sutton's "Break Free From Plastic" illustrations turn reusable bags into a work of art.