Singapore's National Environment Agency sponsored a "bring your own bag" day at supermarkets today, and officials are declaring it at least a partial success. According to a story from Channel NewsAsia, one supermarket reported that it reduced its plastic bag use by about 30 percent. Another reported that it sold out of the special reusable bags that it was encouraging shopper to buy by midday. Singapore plans to continue having "bring your own bag" days, on the first Wednesday of every month. Here's a link to an Associated Press photo that shows how one supermarket promoted the project. This looks like an interesting way to reduce waste without resorting to a ban on certain types of bags.
BYO bag day
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