You have heard of “ride share’ in the interest of conservation. Now meet “bag share.” On the heels of the April 15th implementation of the single use plastic bag ban by the Town of Jackson, Jackson Whole Grocer launched a new and related “Bag Share Program.” The Bag Share program takes the community’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Zero Waste initiatives to another level. The way the program works is customers can “borrow” a reusable or lightly used bag if they have forgotten theirs. They can also “leave” a bag or two if they have extra reusable or paper bags filling up their car, pantry, garage, etc. There is a dedicated “Bag Share” bin at the registers from which customers can borrow a bag or leave a bag. Blue Spruce Cleaners is partnering with Jackson Whole Grocer and will be providing laundering services for the reusable bags customers deposit into the program. The aim of the program is to bolster the overall sustainability efforts surrounding bags, beyond just eliminating single use plastic bags. It is designed to also reduce the number of reusable bags being produced and potentially being inserted into the waste stream.
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