We applaud the efforts of Marion Cross students to rid the waste stream of plastic and paper bags! The new town ordinance goes into effect September 1st.
Few people ask for bags at the bookstore now, so it will not be a big change for us but the regulations will require some adjustments.
Beginning this week, a “Take a Bag, Leave a Bag” basket will be available with reusable tote bags. If you forget to bring a tote or perhaps get caught in a surprise rain shower you can take one from the bucket.
We will also set up a “10¢ Conscience Jar” for those who do request a bag. Starting in September, we will be required to charge a dime for a paper bag, so this is a way to get us all prepared. The bookstore will donate the funds collected in the Conscience Jar to a local literacy program.
Other communities around the globe have cut back on or eliminated single-use packaging and we are happy to join them. - Liza