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Old 11-15-2012   #1
Summit County, Colorado
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BRECKENRIDGE TONIGHT ~ Plastic Bag Ban ~ Importance Impressed through River Clean-ups

Who: Sustainability & Business Students - open to the public
What: Debate on banning single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags
When: TONIGHT! 5:30pm
Where: Breckenridge ~ Colorado Mountain College campus auditorium
Why: Focus in on local sustainability issues and instigate change in business practices.

Kayaking in the spring is a great opportunity to bond with the community of whitewater enthusiasts while planning for the summer. River clean-ups across the country (& probably around the globe) bring this camaraderie to levels of integrity with deep respect and stewardship for the environment we love.

Who hasn't realized the environmental degradation of non-biodegradable, single-use, plastic bags? River clean-ups have impressed on me the importance of making a change towards sustainable solutions in business, and eliminating this trash. Tonight we are discussing the ban presenting ideas for enacting widespread use of reusable bags made from organic, biodegradable, recycled materials.

Historically, bans originated in Denmark with a tax on plastic bags in the early 1990s. Next, Ireland followed in suit with a tax leading to a complete ban in 2001. Legislation has since been put into effect all around Colorado.

Come on out to see what the Colorado Mountain College Bachelors Degree Programs are working on. Sustainability and Business students have teamed up to present a public forum on this issue. November 26th at 6:30 pm the Town of Breckenridge will host an open house focused on solutions to the same problem. This will be an interesting follow-up to the project CMC Students are presenting. Please come on out, show your support, and learn about this current issue in Summit County business and sustainability.
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