Tuesday, December 7, 2010

'Workaholic' turns efforts to reducing plastic bag use

A group of UIS students has taken up The Better Bag effort as a class project. The university students and sixth-graders at the Capital College Preparatory Academy also have combined on design and poster projects.

“Some of our members have actually gone around campus collecting plastic bags,” said Haesun Chang, a sophomore in biology at UIS.

The students planned a bake sale at the Walmart on South Sixth Street this weekend to raise money for reusable shopping bags.

Chang said the students were given a choice of projects.

“We read the descriptions ,and The Better Bag project seemed to fit,” said Chang, who added that the group is looking at ways to reduce bag-clutter downtown.

The project was featured in a December 6, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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