Thursday, June 13, 2013

Want to get involved with a plastic bag ban?

Charlotte White of Charlotte would like to see our city ban the use of disposable plastic bags, as several cities have done. So she has started a petition drive to ask the city to take action, either banning or requiring a fee for single-use bags.

As she explained in an email:  "As of right now DC is the closest city that has any plastic bag laws in place, and that is why I think Charlotte could be a great leader of environmental responsibility in the South East."

White says she will hold a reusable-bag giveaway on Saturday at the SouthPark Earth Fare from noon-2 p.m. Provide an email address so she can send you information and you get a reusable shopping bag. 

If you want to skip the giveaway and go straight to the petition, go to . 

This isn't White's first food-related environmental drive.  A couple of years ago, she used her blog, Random Charlotte, to start a campaign called Leftover Love to try to get people to take their own containers to restaurants so they didn't use disposable containers.