The Waco Friends of Peace will celebrate Earth Day 2015 with distribution of FREE reusable shopping bags at the Downtown Farmers Market in Waco on Saturday, April 18th. The organization will provide the large grocery-type bags from 9 am until 1 pm at the Market, 400 S. University Parks Drive. The bags are embossed with the message: COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE—AVOID PLASTIC. The use of reusable bags instead of plastic shopping bags helps combat climate change by eliminating the consumption of fossil fuels required in raw materials for the bags, and the energy required to produce and ship the bags.
Only a small percentage of plastic bags undergoes recycling. In addition, use of reusable bags avoids local plastic litter, and decreases the massive plastic contamination of the oceans, which has created plastic islands, and causes the deaths of many fish, marine mammals, and birds.
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