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BYO Washington

BYO is an initiative to eliminate single-use disposable plastic checkout bags in the town of Washington.

Why?

Eliminating single-use plastic bags:

  • Saves taxpayers money

  • Conserves our oil supply, a non-renewable resource

  • Reduces pollution, keeping our air, water and soil safe and clean.

BYO Washington Ordinance is coming soon!

25 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

1. Refuse single use plastic bags in all stores-not just in the supermarket
2. Buy, carry, and use reusable water bottles
3. Bring your own coffee cup
4. Bring your own take out containers
5. Bring your own containers for meat and fish
6. Bring your own produce bags
7. Refuse or use your own straw
8. Bring your own utensils
9. Refuse balloons
10. Refuse Goodie Bags
11. Make your own
12. Grow your own or join a CSA or farmers market
13. Compost
14. Reuse old bags from pet food, chips, bread, etc.
15. Donate and shop at second hand stores
16. Give experiences instead of gifts
17. Buy in bulk-New Morning, Whole foods, etc.
18. Use glass for storage-mason jars are great!
19. Use items made out of wood or glass
20. Recycle gently used sneakers, sandals and dress shoes at Woodbridge Running In Brookfield, CT
21.  Kick the Keurig Habit
22. Reusable razors, toothbrushes, etc.
23. Donate glasses to the Lions Club
24. Buy bar soap, not liquid.
25. Recycle Responsibly, not hopefully!

BYO Washington ordinance

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