Take Action Now

  • REUSE YOUR BAGS!
    • We must create a new habit: bringing our bags with us on-the-go.  We recommend using ChicoBags – full-sized shopping bags that are easy to stow with an integrated stuff pouch that allows the bag to easily fit in your pocket or purse.
    • Not just a few times, or even a hundred times: hundreds of times.  The end goal is to find a few durable, washable, reusable bags and to reuse them 300, 400 or even 800 times each.
  • We can change society’s mindset from the inside out.
    1. Voice your disapproval of excessive plastic bag use when you see it in public.
    2. Educate your friends, family, coworkers, anyone(!) on the facts of plastic bag use.  Send them to BringYourBagChicago.com
    3. Make it clear that a reducing and reusing plastic bags is a necessary part of an ongoing national movement towards sustainability.
  • Contact your alderman to let him or her know that this issue matters to you.
    1. Use this quick & easy website to find out who your alderman is here.
    2. Enter your address, click on your alderman’s name, and give them a call or send them an email.
    3. Communicate your disapproval of excessive plastic bag use and your desire to solve this problem.
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