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Effort aims to bag plastic for toting Saratoga purchases

Margie Shepard, co-chair of BYOBag Saratoga, holds up one of the new BYOBag Saratoga reusable bags designed by Saratoga artist Trudi Smith.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Margie Shepard, co-chair of BYOBag Saratoga, holds up one of the new BYOBag Saratoga reusable bags designed by Saratoga artist Trudi Smith.
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If Margie Shepard gets her wish, every shopper in Saratoga Springs will soon be toting reusable shopping bags. The co-chairwoman of Bring Your Own Bag Saratoga, Shepard has been working along with her committee for about a year to research the science of plastic and study what other municipalities have done to reduce the usage of single-use, disposable plastic bags. BYOBag, a project of the nonprofit Sustainable Saratoga, aims to reduce shoppers’ and retailers’ dependence ...

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pnotto
October 9, 2013
3:46 a.m.

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I wish you Environmentalist wackos would get your act together. First it was we need to do away with paper bags to save the trees, now its we must do away with plastic because it won't decompose fast enough when it is dumped in to a landfill. Now we must have people use canvas or such like material to use for shopping. But I will say when Obama is done with destroying this country there will not be any capital to spend or buy with so problem solved...This goes for you leftists who own businesses who rely on that income to support your very own families...

SnowGrinch
October 9, 2013
8:07 a.m.

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Pnotto. What a disjointed rant!
From "Paper" to "Plastic" to "Obama destroying this country" to "Leftists."
Kudos to the BYO Bag group. Thanks for making a difference in your community.

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