GrowNYC, The Interdependence Project, Bags for the People, and the Pratt Public Project Initiative have kicked off a greener greenmarket on Earth Day, placing forth sustainable environmental programs(composting, textile recycling, e-waste recycling) at all the greenmarkets throughout NYC as well as implementing the early phases of a plan to rid New Yorkers of plastic bags!
Instrumental to this plastic bag plan was the Pratt Public Project and The Interdependance Project’s plastic bag mandala. The mandala helped to bring awareness, cooperation, and action to the public about the ill effects of plastic bags and what positive action can be done. Greenmarket patrons signed a pledge, placed their plastic bag on the mandala, and received a free reusable bag.
Stay tuned for more good news on the NYC plastic bag front.