On Saturday, April 21, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM, FOP/C members will distribute complimentary re-usable shopping bags at the Waco Downtown Farmers' Market. This will be the fifth year that we have done this. The shoppers at the Market seem to love this tradition and we give away from 500 to 800 bags each year. Hopefully, 2018 will also be successful.
We know that this event serves 2 purposes: it helps decrease litter associated with single use plastic bags, and it decreases the global carbon emissions associated with the plastic bags. The vast majority of shoppers at local groceries are STILL using plastic bags. Our mission is to reverse that pattern by our example as we shop, and by supplying the bags folks need in order to ditch the plastic. And never forget: if we don't change our behavior, by 2050 the OCEAN WILL CONTAIN MORE PLASTIC BY WEIGHT THAN FISH!! We must help prevent that disaster.
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