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Bagging plastic bags

Dear Editor:

It has come to our attention that the average Coloradan produces an astounding 4.5 pounds of trash each day. That translates to over 19 million pounds of trash in Colorado every day. We would like to reduce this number, and hopefully even eliminate it. Our goal is to make an impact by encouraging our fellow Coloradans to reduce or eliminate their use of plastic and paper bags.

There is a floating “mass” in the Pacific, twice the size of Texas, that is made up of trash, 75 percent of which is single-use plastic bags. This problem has to be solved; it has gotten out of hand. Our group, made up of four students from Basalt High School, Bag Colorado Bags, is committed to solving this problem by providing the people of Colorado with the idea of investing in reusable canvas bags, rather than using single-use plastic bags. For more information on how you can reduce the use of plastic and paper bags in your home, please visit our website at

Kati Eason, Emily Morley,

James Hopcroft, and Mackenzie Buck

Bag Colorado Bags


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