Save Money And The Environment! BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag
Freeport, Maine town ordinance banning plastic bags & requiring a mandatory 5 cent charge for paper bags starts 9/12/16.On Earth Day 2015, Bow Street Market voluntarily started using paper bags instead of single-use plastic bags. Since then, we have prevented over 1 million bags from entering the waste stream.
We are proud of our customers, voters, and municipal leaders for supporting the new ordinance and protecting our coastal waters.
Bow Street Market continues to encourage the use of reusable bags to save the environment and money.
All nickels collected from the mandatory bag fees will be used to strengthen & enhance our Community Outreach Program.
Here is some history about how this came about:
Here is the full ordinance, number 55: