Resources for Local Businesses

Reusable Bag Resources

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Business / Community Partnerships

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  1. Regularly Donate Bags to Senior Centers or Food Pantries
  2. Create a monthly charitable cause associated with your Reusable Bag sales
  3. Install a "Pay it Forward" bin for public donations of old Reusable Bags  - display it prominently at your checkout lines. 

Business Pro's & Con's

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Pro's

When businesses decrease the number of disposables they give to customers, they can help reduce waste, beautify local beaches, and protect the wildlife that support tourism – all while saving money, lowering working capital costs and helping their businesses thrive.  


Con's

Paper bag cost more than  plastic bags. (Solution - charge a fee on paper to encourage Reusable Bag use). 


Ordinance Info

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Presentation made by BYO Madison at the July 22nd 2019 Board of Selectmen Meeting describing the importance of a Hybrid Plastic Checkout Bag Ban with a fee on Paper checkout bags. 

Innovative Business Practices

Visit our parent BYOCT for access to creative ways to support your business and the environment

Visit our parent organization BYOCT for access to creative ways to support your business and the environment