Did you know? A plastic bag doesn’t degrade, it only breaks down into smaller pieces and has negative impacts on ecosystems and food chains if not contained. Only about 2% of bags are actually recycled.
You can help the Maine South Environmental Club club divert some of these bags from the landfill by dropping off your clean plastic grocery, ziplock/sandwich, newspaper, bread and cereal bags to the Main South main circle entrance or in the clear storage bin with a blue cover in front of 411 N Aldine.
The club's goal is to collect 500 pounds of plastic bags and turn them into a bench near their front pond.
More drop off locations to be added so stay tuned!