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Single-Use Plastic Bag Bans

Most of our members are now in communities where bans have been implemented or they soon will be. How are you managing this at your institution? If you'll be transitioning away from plastic bags soon, what questions do you have? Let's share our creative ideas with each other through this the FORUM...one of the resources on our new NCSA website!

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  1. Laura Johnson

    Feb. 6, 2020

    We went to two sizes of brown paper with twisted twine handles. We had been giving out reusable cloth to any online orders already in order to push students to use the online order system in order to reduce lines in the store so we just continued to do that. We made the adjustment in the advertising budget to accommodate the reusable several years ago so we will continue to do that. The paper ones we got from Uline, and in large enough quantity, they are similar in price to the plastic we were using. Then we bought a extra large stamp with our Logo and we stamp the bags. Done! This probably isn't scale-able to a bigger school but for us, it works.

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  2. Mary Riker

    Feb. 6, 2020

    I would like to know more about stores in New York are doing about the new Plastic Bag Ban starting March 1st. I am confused about the new law. Any comments would be helpful or email me directly.

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  3. robin dziczek

    Feb. 6, 2020

    Clark has been plastic free for awhile although it isn't official policy. I have three different sizes of paper bags for customers. And we ask if customers want bags before bagging items. We do sell a "grocery size" tote as well as a traditional tote bag. Only on rainy days do we have inquiries about plastic bags. We do have recycle trash can liners we can use for diploma frames purchases on very rainy days.

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