3 to 5 million plastic bags used annually by Arcata residents

A study conducted by HSU’s Lonny Grafman and his students in Engineering 308 found that the community of Arcata uses between 3 to 5 million plastic bags every year!  Shocking for a community that is touted as environmentally friendly.  The San Francisco Examiner covered this story (http://www.examiner.com/recycling-in-san-francisco/hsu-students-study-plastic-bag-use-arcata ) and more details can be found at: http://www.appropedia.org/Arcata_plastic_bags.

If you would like to see this statistic drastically reduced, please join our mission to Ban the Bag by supporting Surfrider in the effort to ban single use plastic bags throughout Humboldt County.  Contact mjhumboldtsurfrider@yahoo.com for more information.


One Response

  1. Just wanted to say thanks for including the link to my article about the plastic bag study. Let’s get rid of plastic bags!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: