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Plastic Use

10 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use

  • Bring your own reusable bags; consider fining yourself $0.25 if you bring home a plastic bag. You can get reusable bags at the Eco-Justice Center.
  • Refrain from using disposable plastic ware.
  • Do not use one-time use plastic water (soda or juice) bottles.
  • Learn how to repurpose plastic bags (attend the EJC plastic crochet workshop).
  • Refuse to use Styrofoam cups or tableware. 
  • Bring your own reusable container for take out food.
  • Recycle or reuse any plastic that you obtain.
  • Pack your lunch in reusable containers and bags.
  • Choose products canned in glass rather than plastic, when available.
  • Buy less, especially single use items.

Learn what places will reuse/recycle Styrofoam

Watch for upcoming events on recyclingreducing, and reusing plastics.

Special funds for these events and activities have come from the Runzheimer Foundation.


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    BYOB "Bring Your Own Bag" Racine works to promote awareness about plastic bags and encourages people to bring their reusable bags when they go to the store. Learn more ways to curb the use of plastics and stay up to date with relative events in Racine. 


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Eco-Justice Center, seven people bundled up and picked up litter along the beach by Saint Mary's By the Lake Church. Look for another clean-up in spring.


Bag It

"Bag It," released in 2010, follows Jeb Berrier, a normal American man as he takes a pledge to stop using plastic bags. As he begins his endeavor, he has many questions about plastic. What is it made of? What happens to it post-consumer? Does it have any health effects? Jeb finds that there is not just an issue with plastic bags, but the use of plastics in general, especially in our "Culture of Convenience."

If you are interested in showing the documentary to a group you are a part of, give us a call at 262-681-8527. 

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