Ditch plastic bags. Use reusable ones instead!
Even though plastic bags are recyclable at depots across British Columbia, they often end up in the wrong places, making them difficult to recycle and harming our land, water and air. The City of Vancouver sees over two million plastic bags in the garbage every week. And, according to the Ellen McArthur Foundation and The New Plastics Economy initiative, at this rate, there will be more plastic in our oceans than the weight of fish by 2050.
Reusable bags will last you longer than a single trip to the grocery store, and will help reduce the amount of plastic bags ending up in landfills.
Commit to the #BringYourBag Challenge
Recycle BC is challenging YOU to avoid using single-use plastic and paper bags for ONE week. Up to the challenge? Sign our form below and you’ll be entered in a draw for a chance to win tickets to an upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps FC match! Want more chances to win? Use the hashtag #BringYourBag on Twitter and Instagram showcasing your reusable bag. Each post is another entry into the draw! See contest rules and regulations here.
Together we can make a difference and reduce the use of single-use bags.