Idaho group says no need for plastic if you bring your own bag

Idaho StatesmanSeptember 29, 2008 

That's not something you hear too often, but you will, if Corey Godfrey and his fellow anti-plastic shopping bag crusaders - newly christened "B.Y.O.B.B.," or "Bring Your Own Bags, Boise" - have their way.

The small grassroots group met for the first time Sunday afternoon at Veterans Park to strategize ways to make Boise disposable shopping bag-free.

San Francisco was among the first cities to adopt such a ban in 2007. Some countries have banned the bags, which have earned ignominious nicknames around the world, like "white pollution" in China.

Dressed in Bronco gear, Godfrey, whose day job is selling vacation club memberships, made his case.

"The average American family accumulates 60 plastic bags in just four trips to the grocery store. That's a lot of plastic getting stuffed away in drawers and under sinks," or making its way into the environment, he said.

He's always been earth-friendly, but has never considered himself an activist. Until now.

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