"When I appointed the Clean & Green Task Force, in 2005, I asked them the create a report on how to become a clean, green, more sustainable city. The result of excellent work by the Task Force was these simple guidelines: Save Water, Keep it Clean, Make it Solar, Make it Shady, Clean the Air, Save Fuel, Make it Smart, and Build Green."
Do you have a green bag from Riverside Public Utilities? Show us how you use it!
Send us a picture of how you use your green bag, along with your name, and we might feature you online! Send your photo to email@example.com. Also, don't forget to check out our event calendar to find out where we are giving them away next.
Why switch to reusable bags?
Here are some alarming facts about plastic and paper bags that may change how you use them:
• Americans use over 14 billion plastic bags annually.
• The petroleum in just 14 plastic bags could drive a car one mile.
• It takes 70% more global warming gasses to make a paper bag than a plastic bag.
• Reusable bags help keep paper and plastic bags out of our landfills and oceans.
• By shopping with reusable bags, you can help reduce the harmful effects plastic and paper bags have on marine wildlife.
• The vast majority of plastic bags end up in landfills.
• Each reusable bag holds the equivalent of three to four plastic bags or two paper bags.
• Millions of trees are used in the production of paper bags.
• Some local stores offer discounts to customers who use reusable bags (check with your local merchants).
RPU's 100% polypropylene reusable shopping bags will be available to RPU customers on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.*
For additional information about reusable shopping bags, visit www.1bagatatime.com.
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