Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ban plastic grocery bags in Olympia!

At the last meeting, the Co-op's Board of Directors joined Environment Washington's "Ban the Bag" campaign!

There's a lot happening in Olympia as they ramp up to ask our City Council to ban plastic grocery bags in town. Check it out, and contact Environment Washington to help get it passed!
From our friends at Environment Washington:

- We have 2 letters to the editor that have been printed in 2 different newspapers (here and here), one of which is in the Olympian. Check them out!

- We have generated more than 1,000 petitions state-wide from people who support a ban on plastic bags. Almost 200 of those are from Olympia!

- We have gotten over 50 Olympia businesses to sign letters endorsing the ban bag campaign – about half of these businesses also said they would put a sign up in their windows that says “ban plastic grocery bags”.

This is just the beginning. We will be working hard in the next couple of weeks to keep building momentum.

You can send a message or sign up for email alerts at their website!