On Earth Day, April 22, 2019, the Village kicked off a 100-day campaign to promote the reduction of plastic bags in our day-to-day lives. This initiative is a component of the Sustainability Plan developed by the Sustainable Environmental Advisory Commission (SEAC).
Current statistics estimate that some five trillion plastic bags will be used this year or 160,000 per second! The percentage of plastic bags actually returned for recycling is very low, at just over two percent. Through July 31, members of the SEAC will be found outside of various Skokie grocery, convenience and retail stores handing out reusable bags. The actions of Skokie residents can make a difference in this global environmental issue. Please rise to the challenge and bring reusable bags whenever you shop!