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Donations will sponsor a forum on eliminating plastic-bag pollutants from the environment and replacing them with sustainable alternatives

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100% of donations go directly to The Plastic Bag Solution. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Issue: Plastic Bags Polluting Natural Environment

Plastic bags are made from petroleum, a nonrenewable natural resource. They can take up to 1,000 years to decompose in landfills, and 450 years in oceans and rivers, where they leech toxic pollutants into the water. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimated in 2006 that 46,000 pieces of floating plastic coated every square mile of ocean. Plastic-bag bans and taxes are helping to eradicate this pollutant around the world including China, Bangladesh, and South Australia.

The Campaign: Hosting Forum on Eliminating Plastic Bags

If this Grassroots campaign raises $1,005, then The Plastic Bag Solution can host a forum on switching from plastic to compostable bags. Each additional $15 raised will go toward funding another forum. The forum will educate consumers on the damage that plastic pollutants have caused to the environment and introduce sustainable alternatives for everyday life, including The Plastic Bag Solution’s compostable bag. The forum will take place at the DIRTT Green Learning Center and will feature presentations from the Academy for Global Citizenship, the Spike Punchers improvisational ensemble, and a documentary film screening of Bag It.

The Plastic Bag Solution

The Plastic Bag Solution aims to decrease the number of plastic bags left in areas such as landfills and water sources to decompose, leech toxins into the environment, and destroy natural landscapes. The organization produces a compostable bag made from a renewable blend of BPI-certified organic polymers including corn and potato starch. They naturally decompose the same way a potato would, but are as durable and waterproof as a plastic bag. The Plastic Bag Solution distributes these bags as a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based bags and raises awareness about the dangers of plastic-bag waste through community green events, lectures, and advocacy among local politicians. Staff members also show their dedication to the health of the environment by attending all of their meetings by bike.


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The Plastic Bag Solution

The Plastic Bag Solution aims to decrease the number of plastic bags left in areas such as landfills and water sources to decompose, leech toxins into the environment, and destroy natural landscapes. The organization produces a compostable bag made from a renewable blend of BPI-certified organic polymers including corn and potato starch. They naturally decompose the same way a potato would, but are as durable and waterproof as a plastic bag. The Plastic Bag Solution distributes these bags as a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based bags and raises awareness about the dangers of plastic-bag waste through community green events, lectures, and advocacy among local politicians. Staff members also show their dedication to the health of the environment by attending all of their meetings by bike.

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