Selectmen voted unanimously 5 - 0 on Sept 9th to pass the Ordinance as drafted!!

Welcome to
BYO Madison

Bring Your Own Reusable Bag (BYO) Madison

About US

Protecting Madison for the Future

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 Bring Your Own Bag Madison (BYO Madison) is a group of Madison, Connecticut residents dedicated to raising awareness about the toxic effects of single-use plastics on our health, community, waterways, environment, and economy.

Our Mission

Local politicians and BYO Chapters celebrating Westport CT's 10 years Plastic Bag Ban anniversary.

To encourage the use of reusable checkout bags to replace our dependence on single-use plastic bags for the benefit of our town's environment and citizens.

Our Goals

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  1. Raise awareness of plastic pollution issues in our town & beaches
  2. Increase the use and distribution of reusable bags. 
  3. Pass an ordinance prohibiting
    single-use plastic checkout bags.
  4. Place a small fee on paper bags in order to create an incentive to bring reusable bags.
  5. Provide educational support & guidance to our local businesses and residents on meeting the objectives of this new ordinance.

SIGN THE PETITION

YOUR SIGNATURE NEEDED!

Sign our petition to help us reach our goal of at least 500 signatures in order for us to present it to the Board of Selectmen. 


The good news we already have  460+ signatures, so you are in good company!

Sign the Petition

Why BYO now?

Making the Case for Bringing Your Own

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1. Read the facts about plastics and plastic bags and how bans work. 


2.  CT Food Association supports bag bans with a fee on paper bags to encourage the use of Reusable Bags. 


3.  Plastic Bag Bans are effective. See the analysis from the CT Food Association.

BYO CONNECTICUT

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BYO movements are gaining momentum around the state. These towns have passed, or are working on passing an ordinance to eliminate single-use bags at checkout. (Plastic Bag Ban Map created by Tanner @ The Country School)

OUR partners

Together we are stronger.

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Local Business partners

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Local faith based partners

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environmental partners

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