Green Marlborough, a local environmental group, will give away reusable shopping bags at the post office on Saturdays from Dec. 1 to Dec. 22
About 380 billion disposable plastic bags are given out annually around the country, costing retailers – and therefore consumers--about $1 billion a year, a press release from the group states. In addition, millions of barrels of oil and petroleum are used annually to produce the bags, depleting natural resources and producing pollution during the manufacturing process.
Hannaford’s Market in Marlborough has donated 200 of the bags to be distributed, according to the release.
-- Lisa Kocian
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