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Bring Your Own Bag organizers include: the “Come Clean” reusable bag program sponsored the Bashakill Area Association and the Wurtsboro Board of Trade; “Erika’s Better Bags,” a Girl Scout Gold Award project from Barryville; and Project Earth Sack at
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Reasons to utilize reusable bags include: protecting roadsides from litter; saving space in the landfill; protecting wildlife from plastic materials; conserving energy used in manufacture; and establishing a green image for the county.
When Sullivan West fifth graders surveyed their parents, they found that in a two-week period, 78 families used 2723 plastic bags. Their research found that 500 million to one-trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide. The students also began to notice all of the roadside litter, the impact on wildlife (especially marine animals) and other impacts of human consumption.
The Sullivan County Legislature, which helped fund ten environmental demonstration grants this year (including the Wurtsboro and Barryville reusable bag projects), is expected to issue a proclamation in support of October 15 at its session later this month.