Margate Merchants Plan to Protect the Environment with Bag It Forward Program

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A Jersey shore community has introduced a new program to protect the environment and reduce the use of single-use plastic bags.

Officials with the Margate Business Association, in cooperation with  the City of Margate, introduced the new Bag It Forward program.

Under the program, participating merchants will be distributing thousands of re-usable, recyclable fabric shopping bags free of charge to shoppers.

The only provision is that shoppers either need to re-use the bags themselves, or turn them back into any participating business for re-distribution.

Officials say the goal of the program is to minimize the use of regular, single-use plastic bags in Margate City by providing a green alternative that does not cost either the shopper or the businesses any additional money.


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