Winner of Keep Florida Beautiful’s “2019 Outstanding Recycling Effort” Award
What Is A Bag Swap?
During the month of April, trade in your plastic bags for one of KPB’s reusable tote bags! We set up a businesses around the community throughout the entire month, so pick a time and place that’s convenient for you!
Can’t make it to one of our events? Swing by our office anytime in the month of April and we will trade you then!
*Due to COVID-19, our bag swap event will take place at the Keep Pensacola Beautiful office from Monday, July 13th until July 31st, 2020. Drop by with your bags Monday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm to receive a KPB tote bag! Make sure your bags are CLEAN and DRY.
Why do we do it?
Did you know that Americans use 160,000 bags plastic bags per second? Plastic bags are a huge source of litter. They take hundreds of years to breakdown and produce harmful microplastics that contaminate our water supply and endanger the health of both humans and wildlife. Plastic bags are easy to recycle! However, they can only be recycled a small number of times before the plastics’ quality degrades and cannot be reused. We hope to discourage the use of single-use plastics by providing you with a sustainable alternative: a canvas tote!
*Please note that Escambia Co. does not accept plastic bags in county issued recycling bins.
How can you help?
Bring us your bags, take the pledge to use less plastic and/or volunteer to help us with bag swap events! You can fill out an interest form by clicking the button below.