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 From our January Newsletter:
8 Tips for Reducing Food Waste in 2018

ICYMI: 

Thanks to all who have joined us at our  Fix-It Clinics! Check out the press coverage!

The Salt Lake Tribune
KSL
Deseret News
ABC 4 Utah

Save the Date!  

February 6:
Lunch & Learn 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Salt Lake County Government Center
Everyone is welcome!
RSVPs required

February 15:
SLC Green Drinks
at The Leonardo, SLC
6 PM - 9 PM
to benefit the URA and Clever Octopus

March 1 & 2:
Intermountain Sustainability Summit
at Weber State in Ogden, Utah

March 17:
Fix-It Clinic at the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City
11 AM - 2 PM

May 12:
Pop Up! CHaRM
w/ Yalecrest Neighborhood Assoc.
11 AM - 2 PM
East High School
parking lot, SLC
More details soon!

May 19:
Fix-It Clinic at the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City
11 AM - 2 PM
More details soon!

Learn more about our 2017 Zero Waste Award winners:

Utah Pride Festival

Clever Octopus

Blended Table

Harmon's Emigration Market 

Film:
Minimalism

 

S.B. 196 - TELL YOUR SENATOR TO VOTE "YES"

Posted 3/7/2016

MARCH 7, 2016

TAKE ACTION TODAY on S.B. 196!

 Write/Call your senator today and tell them to VOTE “YES” on S.B. 196

Click here to find your representative.

 

S.B. 196 (Retail Bag Impact Reduction Program) is a bill that will reduce single-use plastic and paper bags in retail stores and incentivize reusable bags usage. Retailers will charge consumers $.10/bag used.

 

The bill passed out of committee last week by a 3-2 vote, BUT there’s no guarantee the senate will vote on the bill this week, the last week of the session. If the senate doesn’t vote on the bill before then end of the legislative session then it expires.

 

Benefits of S.B. 196:

  • Reduce the impact on landfills while promoting the use of more sustainable, reusable bags.
  • Encourage the development of recycling programs and education regarding the impacts of, and alternatives to, single-use retail bags.

 

Where does the $.10 fee go?

Department of Environmental Quality retains $.02 to:

  • Promote the use of reusable bags or other sustainable alternatives to replace single-use retail bags
  • Increase awareness of environmental impacts of single-use retail bags
  • Provide access to recycling bins and facilities in retail businesses and in areas of the community having limited access to recycling
  • Develop and implement strategies and practices to prevent and remediate litter
  • Educate the public about materials that are difficult to recycle and hazardous to the environment
  • Promote and facilitate recycling
  • Encourage environmental sustainability
     

$.04 is retained by the retail business.

Unincorporated county: retains $.04

Incorporated county: municipality and county retain $.02 each