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Brewer distributing free reusable bags for Earth Day 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced that her office is distributing reusable grocery bags for free this Earth Day Weekend at greenmarkets, grocery stores, and the Washington Heights Earth Day and Car-Free New York Day street event.

New Yorkers throw away an average of 10 single-use bags per person every week, and the city as a whole throws away more than 9 billion single-use plastic bags a year, generating 90,000 tons of plastic bags in our waste stream at a cost of more than $12 million. Moreover, petroleum-based plastic bags never biodegrade and litter New Yorkers’ streets, trees, public parks, and waterways, creating a public nuisance, polluting the environment, and posing a hazard for wildlife.

“Plastic bags are a 90,000-ton, $12 million problem — but by grabbing reusable bags and taking them with us when we go shopping, we can all be part of the solution,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Please stop by and pick up a bag from one of our giveaway sites this weekend!”

Free bags will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the locations listed below. Most sites will be offering the bags on Earth Day (Saturday), but three sites — in the East Village, Upper West Side, and Morningside Heights — will be distributing bags on Sunday.

 

Location Address CB Giveaway Day Giveaway Hours
Tribeca Greenmarket Chambers St & Greenwich St 1 Saturday 8 am – 3 pm
Abingdon Square Greenmarket Hudson St & W 12th St 2 Saturday 8 am – 2 pm
Tompkins Square Greenmarket E 7th St & Ave A 3 Sunday 9 am – 6 pm
Morton Williams Supermarket 278 Park Ave South 5 Saturday 24 hours
Morton Williams Supermarket 1031 First Ave 6 Saturday 7 am – midnight
Morton Williams Supermarket 908 Second Ave 6 Saturday 24 hours
Morton Williams Supermarket 311 E 23rd St 6 Saturday 7 am – 1 am
79th Street Greenmarket Columbus Ave @ 78th St 7 Sunday 9 am – 4 pm
82nd Street Greenmarket 408 E 82nd St 8 Saturday 9 am – 2:30 pm
Morton Williams Supermarket 1211 Madison Ave 8 Saturday 7 am – 11 pm
Morton Williams Supermarket 1565 First Ave 8 Saturday 7 am – midnight
Morton Williams Supermarket 1331 First Ave 8 Saturday 24 hours
Morton Williams Supermarket 1066 Third Ave 8 Saturday 7 am – midnight
Columbia Greenmarket Broadway & W 114th St 9 Sunday 8 am – 5 pm
Key Food Supermarket 421 W 125th St 9 Saturday 7 am – 11 pm
Morton Williams Supermarket 2941 Broadway 9 Saturday 24 hours
City Fresh Supermarket 2212 Third Ave 11 Saturday 24 hours
Cherry Valley Supermarket 309 E 115th St 11 Saturday 24 hours
City Fresh Supermarket 235 E 106th St 11 Saturday 7 am – 10 pm
Cherry Valley Supermarket 1968 Second Ave 11 Saturday 24 hours
Inwood Greenmarket Isham St & Cooper St 12 Saturday 8 am – 3 pm
Car Free Day Uptown Earth Day Event St. Nicholas Ave from W 181st St to W 190th St 12 Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
In Partnership with CB12: Associated Supermarket 592 Fort Washington Ave 12 Saturday Starting 8:30 am
In Partnership with CB12: Foodtown Supermarket 600 W 160th St 12 Saturday Starting 8:30 am
In Partnership with CB12: C-Town Supermarket 4918 Broadway 12 Saturday Starting 8:30 am

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