The Initiative, a Berkshire Environmental Action Team project, is taking a step to address the over-use of single-use plastic grocery bags by collaborating with the four Big Y stores in the county. A survey, as reported by Berkshire Edge, assessed if shoppers would switch to reusable produce bags or not use them for particular items. Responses revealed most were thoughtful about plastic bag usage, some reusing them. To capitalize on the survey's positive results, the Initiative is calling attention to reusable cotton or mesh produce bags now found for sale in the produce departments of the Big Y stores.
To learn more about the Berkshire Zero Waste Initiative and its mission to "grow and support a zero-waste culture in the Berkshires by working with the community to encourage meaningful waste reduction practices in addition to increasing recycling and composting efforts," click here.
Click here to read The Berkshire Edge article.