Subcommittee Leader: Jeana McNeil
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Single Use Bag Reduction Subcommittee is exploring options for reducing Melrosians’ consumption of single use bags and plastic film. These materials exert a huge, lasting environmental and health impact and are largely unnecessary. Initiatives include reducing demand by impacting consumer awareness and education, limiting access to single use bags through voluntary or mandatory initiatives with the business community and increasing recycling of these materials.
The Recycling Committee has joined The Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP) which is a new public awareness campaign designed to empower motivated stakeholders to contribute to a common goal: to make plastic film packaging a commonly recycled material with a strong and ever-growing recycling rate.
Click here for a map of plastic bag and film drop off locations. See poster below for what can and cannot go in plastic bag recycling drop off bins.
Plastic Film Recycling Video
Check this video created by MIT student Cherry Gao. Cherry’s video won MassRecycle’s College Video Competition.