WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Community Fund is helping residents reduce waste by helping to protect the environment in a more sustainable day-to-day effort. Their reusable tote bags offer many environmental benefits, as well as convenience, value and ease!
The Wilmington Community Fund wants to help by giving away reusable bags (1 per person) at the following locations on Sunday, June 23, 2019, starting at 10am:
- Elia’s Country Store
- Farmers Market (140 Middlesex Avenue)
- Lucci’s Supermarket
- Market Basket Plaza
The giveaways are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Be sure to bring your Wilmington Community Fund tote bag on your next grocery trip. While you’re there, consider donating a non-perishable food item to the Community Fund’s Food Pantry. With your help, WCF can achieve its motto, “People Helping People.”
Facts on Reusable Bags vs. Plastic & Paper
Plastic, disposable shopping bags equate to nearly 2 billion bags tossed away every week across the country. In a typical landfill, it can take centuries for a plastic bag to decompose. Sadly, recycling costs are high, with the EPA reporting only about 2% of all plastic bags are recycled. Since they are lightweight, plastic bags also have a high risk of blowing away and harming sea life, birds, and other animals, either through consumption or entanglement. Switching to paper bags is not necessarily a better alternative as they take previous natural resources and produce twice the atmospheric waste as plastic.
Reusable Bag Tips:
- Keep reusable bags by your door or in your vehicle.
- Make “bring reusable bags” a line item on your shopping list.
- Wash cloth bags once a week in hot water and soap, air dry before storing.
- Bags aren’t just for groceries! Use them for all your errands, carrying books, beach supplies, picnic lunches, and any other common use where a sturdy bag is useful.
To learn more about how you can support WCF, click HERE.
(NOTE: The above announcement is from Wilmington Community Fund.)
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