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Photo: Susie Foushée records shoppers’ bag behavior at a Giant in Bowie.
Single-use disposable plastic bags are an important source of litter and are harmful to wildlife and the environment. The Prince George’s Sierra Club Group and the Neighbors of the Northwest Branch in Montgomery County are collaborating on a two-county survey of reusable bag use. A 2012 survey of nearly 8,000 shoppers exiting 51 grocery stores in Prince George’s County found that only 7% were using reusable bags. The 2014 survey will document changes in reusable bag behavior in Prince George’s in the absence of a bag fee, while the results for Montgomery will document higher levels of reusable bag use in a county where a 5-cent bag fee was adopted in early 2012. Read More
The Prince George’s Group supports Zero Waste!
Efforts to promote Zero Waste –- by reducing, reusing, and recycling -- lighten our footprint on the planet and conserve precious materials. In 2010, Prince George’s County buried about 350,000 tons of materials in its landfill and County shoppers remained addicted to single-use plastic grocery bags, which litter the environment and harm wildlife. Read More