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Source: WCBS New York

Westchester Says It’s Time To BYOB…Bring Your Own Bag

Posted: March 28, 2011
Originally Published: March 28, 2011

Got a bag? Westchester County wants you to bring it when you go grocery shopping.

WCBS 880′s Catherine Cioffi reports over 24 stores in Westchester have agreed to start phasing out plastic bags or educate the public about bringing your own bags when you shop.

It’s all part of a campaign called “BYOB: Bring Your Own Bag.”

“When people bring their own bag they save money, they save energy, they save the environment, they stop littering,” said Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director for Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

Esposito says the plastic bags are ruining our world.

“Every hour 200,000 plastic bags get destroyed in our landfill. We have become such a culture of using plastic bags and now we need to change that,” said Esposito.


The County Board is also pushing this new campaign.

The CBS Website also includes audio of the interview with Adrienne Esposito.