Keep Virginia Beautiful, the Virginia Retail Federation and Governor Bob McDonnell’s administration united on November 15th to launch a litter prevention campaign specifically focused on reducing plastic bag waste. “Any type of litter is bad,” said Mike Baum, executive Director of Keep Virginia Beautiful, “it’s bad cosmetically and bad for the environment.” A Bag’s Life promotes recycling and reusing plastic bags. Plastic bags that are not recycled can take up landfill space, increase litter and cause environmental wildlife issues.
KVB Launches “A Bag’s Life” November 2010
A Bag’s Life was announced in Richmond, Virginia at Capitol Square. State officials, businesspeople and local school children were present to kick off the campaign. Virginia residents can easily access a list of nearly 800 locations for plastic bag recycling drop off by visiting A Bag’s Life website.