Reusable Tote Bag Drive
Did you know that the city of Seattle’s plastic bag ban goes into effect on July 1st? This is great news for the Puget Sound and sea animals of all varieties. Plastic bags tend to end up in the ocean, where they can be mistaken for jellyfish and other food by turtles, sea lions, whales and birds. *Also, plastic bags are made of petroleum products and natural gas and thus are another way we are using up our petroleum resources.
However, if you go grocery shopping in the rain (and we all do!), paper bags can be a pain. So dig out that collection of reusable tote bags and get them ready for action. While you’re at it, donate a few to the clients at FamilyWorks food bank.
CoolMom, a group of moms working together to save the planet, is hosting a reusable tote bag drive at four locations now through June 15th. You can find donation bins for new or used tote bags at the Phinney Neighborhood Center (Blue Building), John Stanford International School, TOPS School, and Bagley Elementary. The CoolMoms will wash all donated bags and deliver them to FamilyWorks, where your generosity will be greatly appreciated!
Questions? Please contact Kimberly.
*Other facts about plastic bags can be found here on our website.