Winner of Keep Florida Beautiful’s “2019 Outstanding Recycling Effort” Award
What is 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!
Check out our Facebook Event page for Bag Swap events in 2022!
In 2020, we recycled over 2,000 bags at our socially distanced Bag Swap held throughout the month of July.
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 a bundle of bags and sign our pledge to stop using plastic bags now! You can fill out our submission form by clicking the button below.