As a special favor to the planet, Council Members Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5), David James (D-6) and Marianne Butler (D-15) will commemorate Earth Month in April by hosting the Earth Month Reusable Bag Event.
The Council members are partnering with the Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability, and the Jefferson County Solid Waste Management District to promote the use of reusable bags rather than single-use plastic bags.
“Many shoppers in our area have made the switch to reusable bags and this event will try to increase that number by offering something free to those who want to help our environment,” says Hamilton.
“Metro Louisville is moving forward with many innovative programs in recycling and the time has come to focus attention on the discarded plastic bags that can be found on our streets and alleys,” says James.
In the month of April, through this partnership, 2,400 free reusable bags will be distributed, which will help 1,200 citizens go green when shopping and should eliminate 1,800,000 single-use disposable bags in the first year.
“Reusable bags are one of the easiest ways to keep unnecessary plastic out of our landfill. Many people have already made the change and do not even think about it when they head to the store,” says Butler.
The giveaways will be held at four area Kroger stores from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
April 5th Portland Kroger, 520 N. 35th St.
April 12th Kroger at 3165 S. 2nd Street,
April 19th Kroger located at 2710 W. Broadway
April 26th Kroger located at 4211 S. 3rd Street.