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Woodstock to give out free reusable bags at stores

The city of Woodstock is partnering with Woodstock retailers to encourage environmentally sound shopping practices by offering the remaining supply of the city’s reusable canvas shopping bags for free in honor of Earth Day.
The city of Woodstock is partnering with Woodstock retailers to encourage environmentally sound shopping practices by offering the remaining supply of the city’s reusable canvas shopping bags for free in honor of Earth Day.

The city of Woodstock is partnering with Woodstock retailers to encourage environmentally sound shopping practices by offering the remaining supply of the city’s reusable canvas shopping bags for free in honor of Earth Day, April 22.

The high-quality washable canvas bags will be distributed at these locations on the following dates:

• April 19 at Blain’s Farm & Fleet, 11501 Route 14

• April 20 at Woodstock Farmer’s Market, McHenry County Fairgrounds, Building D

• April 22 at Jewel-Osco, 145 S. Eastwood Drive

•  Walmart, 1275 Lake Ave. – Applies to orders picked up on April 22 through the online grocery pickup service only

Shoppers will be offered one bag per customer as long as supplies last. About 600 bags will be available per participating major retail location. In addition, a small supply of bags also will be available at participating downtown retailers around the Woodstock Square on a first-come, first-served basis.

The bags represent the remaining inventory following Woodstock’s citywide reusable bag distribution to each resident’s home last year. The creation, design and distribution of the bags – featuring a graphic design by Woodstock North High School graduate Joshua Dyra – was a joint effort by the city’s Environmental Commission, Cultural and Social Awareness Commission and city staff members. Residents have also been able to buy additional bags at city hall, and that option will be discontinued.

Numerous studies site the increasing amount of damage to the environment and wildlife caused by disposable bag usage, because of widespread littering and the lengthy and costly destruction process the materials require when disposed.

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