Bag It project plans to break plastic practices

Indigo Krois (left) and Maizy Gordon are on a mission to replace plastic bags with eco-friendly alternatives. To accomplish this goal and to fund their Bag It project, the girls will sell canvas bags with their group logo. The bags are not yet available, but those interested in the project can donate.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

by Dalton Carver

Two Ridgway School District students have embarked on a journey to help their town understand the impacts plastic can have on the environment. Indigo Krois and Maizy Gordon recently came before town council to propose their project goal – eliminating the use of plastic bags throughout Ridgway and creating incentives for environmentally-friendly alternatives.
The ‘Bag It’ project stems from a documentary of the same name, which follows a man investigating the nation’s use of plastics. The film features the process of making plastics and discarding them, as well as the impact they have on the environment. The ‘Bag It’ website also features a way for students and community members to start their own projects, with template petitions, ordinances and informational pamphlets.
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