BYOB has a new meaning – Bring Your Own Bag. Whether it’s to the grocery store, farmer’s market, pharmacy or retail store, you can make a difference by using reusable bags. By pledging to use reusable bags you can help keep plastic bags out of our rivers, streams and oceans.

According to, 92 cities and towns in Massachusetts have passed plastic bag bans to date including Marshfield, Duxbury, Plymouth, and Cohasset, and the bans in Scituate and Pembroke take effect this spring. Town meetings in Hull, Norwell, and Hingham will also have the chance to adopt a ban this spring. These bans prohibit retailers from providing lightweight, single-use plastic bags to customers, who are encouraged to use their own reusable bags instead. Paper bags are still allowed, but reusable bags are still a better choice.

Lend your support and sign our online pledge* then pick up your FREE reusable shopping bag at the NSRWA office, 214 South Street in Norwell.

Thank you for helping to protect our rivers, streams and oceans. Please share this with your friends!

Watch our WaterWatch Lectures online: Plastic Ocean and From Single Use to Zero Waste: What’s New with Recycling.

*In signing the pledge, you will be signed up to receive our bi-weekly e-newsletter with the latest news and information on our upcoming events.