Members of the Town of Southampton's Plastic Bag Education Task Force were out in force at the San Gennaro Feast in Hampton Bays over the weekend, giving away nearly 300 free, reusable tote bags.
The tote bag giveaway was part of Councilman Chris Nuzzi and Councilwoman Christine Scalera's project to make Southampton "greener."
Their effort kicked off in March with the Town Board approving a new task force that is designed to encourage the recycling of plastic bags and favoring reusable bags.
Over the past months, both Nuzzi and Scalera, have been out giving away reusable bags and asking residents to sign a pledge to use them and to recycle — In July alone, .
- Task Force to Target Plastic Bags
- Southampton Town Contemplates Plastic Bag Ban
- Town Board Notes: Nuzzi Proposes Plastic Bag Recycling
- Town Moves Toward Banning Plastic Bags
- Plastic Bag Ban Hearing Voted Down
- Westhampton Village Board Says Nay to Plastic Bag Ban
- Poll: Should the Town Enact a Plastic Bag Ban?
- Should the Town Copy Village Bag Ban?
- Op-Ed: Say Bye-Bye to Plastic Bags
- Bag Ban Advocates Not Lying Down
- Step 1: Use Re-usable Bags. Step 2: Repeat.