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Westchester Says It’s Time To BYOB…Bring Your Own Bag

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Plastic bag (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Plastic bag (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Got a bag? Westchester County wants you to bring it when you go grocery shopping.

WCBS 880′s Catherine Cioffi reports over 24 stores in Westchester have agreed to start phasing out plastic bags or educate the public about bringing your own bags when you shop.

It’s all part of a campaign called “BYOB: Bring Your Own Bag.”

WCBS 880′s Catherine Cioffi says it’s BYOB time in Westchester

“When people bring their own bag they save money, they save energy, they save the environment, they stop littering,” said Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director for Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

Esposito says the plastic bags are ruining our world.

“Every hour 200,000 plastic bags get destroyed in our landfill. We have become such a culture of using plastic bags and now we need to change that,” said Esposito.

The County Board is also pushing this new campaign.

Do you bring your own bags when you shop? Would you start? Let us know what you think below!

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