uCalgary to phase out plastic bags in 2008

December 17, 2007

The University of Calgary is saying goodbye to plastic.  The campus bookstore is discontinuing plastic bags as of 2008, following a trend started by major grocery retailers.  "The management team wants to be more environmentally friendly and offer a reusable, bio-degradable cloth bag instead of plastic."  Plastic bags do not decompose and can lead to contamination of soil, waterways and oceans -- even entering the food chain when consumed by animals.