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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Whitman bookstore goes bagless

Illustration: Binta Loos-Diallo
Senior ASWC Senator Zach Duffy collaborated with Sustainability Coordinators seniors Lauren McCullough and Katie Radosevic to create a plan that would encourage the Whitman bookstore to use fewer plastic bags, while still making the bookstore accommodating to visitors and students who don’t have any other means of carrying their purchases.

“I figured that since we are a college that prides ourselves on environmental sustainability it would make sense if we stopped handing [plastic bags] out and thought about what the environmental implications of that would be,” Duffy said.

With the new resolution the bookstore will no longer offer plastic bags with each purchase, but will still be available at the bookstore upon request. ASWC supports a 30 cent suggested donation per bag, which will then be placed in ASWC’s Green Fund, which provides funding for environmental student initiatives.

“It’s doing something green to pay back for other green projects,” said Duffy.

 

 

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