Making the Switch to Reusable Bags
Five reasons to switch to reusable bags:
- Plastic bags don’t biodegrade and can take between 15 – 1000 years to break down into small particles
- Millions of birds and sea animals die each year from ingesting plastics
- Plastic bags pollute the water and coastlines
- Paper bag production (like plastic bags) requires high temperatures and chemicals which releases toxins into the atmosphere
- Incentive – many stores now charge a fee for plastic bags. Bringing your own reusable bags will save you money
Have plastic bags you don’t know what to do with? Try some of these DIY projects to repurpose and reuse them:
- Braid plastic bags into a jump rope
- Weave baskets from old plastic bags
- Make friendship bracelets with plastic bags
On Sunday May 19 our POP Club kids will be repurposing old t-shirts and making them into market shopping bags, learn more about the POP Club here and visit us at the market to register.
The POP Club is a farmer’s market-based kids program. Children (ages 5 – 12 years old) will learn about fruits and vegetables, local food systems and healthy food preparation through fun activities all season long.
Each week children will earn a $3 market token to use towards any fruit or vegetable of their choice. There is no cost to participate and the program runs every Sunday rain or shine!