100 Grannies group works to ban plastic bags

Photo by Idiolector, Flickr.

A new environmental group has emerged in the Iowa City area: 100 Grannies.

This group of about 30 local grandmothers is currently working on reducing plastic bag waste. They are pushing local officials to ban plastic bags in Iowa City with the hope of then expanding the ban to all of Johnson County.

On Sunday, 100 Grannies will host a Ban the Bag event in downtown Iowa City. For the event, 100 Grannies are asking community members to bring their plastic bags. They will then tie these bags together to give a visual demonstration of how many bags are wasted. All the bags will then be recycled.

Read more from the Press-Citizen here.

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