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Secret Stash: Reusable Bags- Avoid the 10 cent charge

Posted by Breckenridge Associates Real Estate on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 at 11:59pm.

On October 1st, remember to bring your reusable bags to the store. The Breckenridge Town Council approved a new 10-cent bag charge on every paper and plastic bag at all local stores.

Breckenridge Associates Real Estate is supporting the efforts of reducing paper and plastic bags as well. They have reusable bags available for free at their office at 229 S. Main Street. These ongoing efforts are to help reduce the number of disposable bags and be environmentally friendly.

The town bags feature the iconic Blue River with snow covered peaks in the background. On the bag, they spread the important message of using recyclable bags and the town website. The bags are made of 80% recyclable material and are machine washable. Town bags will be placed throughout town, sold at retailers for $1, and placed on shuttles, so when visitors go to the store, they can avoid the 10-cent charge. Free bags will also be distributed at town events.

Other communities that have imposed similar rules, have seen an upward of an 80% reduction in the use of disposable bags. Remember your bags! In Breckenridge, more than 3 million plastic bags are used alone and the community is trying to cut that down.

Join in on the movement of reducing the use of paper and plastic bags. Come visit Breckenridge Associates Real Estate to pickup your free bag today!

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