Many communities and major cities are adopting rules to outlaw disposable plastic shopping bags and encourage the use of reusable bags as a way to cut down on single-use plastics. But for those on fixed incomes, not having a stash of reusable bags could be reality. To help, consider doing a drive to collect unwanted, lightly used canvas and plastic heavy-duty reusable bags to share. You can also partner with a popular local store -- like a supermarket -- to do a drive to share bags for those who are unprepared for new bag-ban regulations.
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