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Blackstone Heritage Corridor named beneficiary of Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program

Whitinsville, MA (June 14, 2019) – The global Plastic Free July campaign has local meaning this year and Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC) is hoping area residents take the Plastic Free July pledge and purchase a Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag during the month of July. BHC has been named the July recipient of the Hannaford Helps bag program. For every Hannaford Helps Community Bag purchased at the Uxbridge, MA, Hannaford supermarket during the month of July, BHC will receive a $1 donation.

 “We are so excited to be selected, not just for the donations that our organization will receive, but also for the awareness this will create,” noted BHC’s marketing director, Bonnie Combs. “Plastic Free July is now a global campaign designed to raise awareness about single-use plastic. The campaign encourages participants to take a pledge to not use single-use plastic, including single-use plastic shopping bags, for the month of July. To learn more, visit PlasticFreeJuly.org.”

Combs added that the reusable bag program fits right into Blackstone Heritage Corridor’s Trash Responsibly™ program. “It helps to reduce dependency on single-use plastic bags which negatively impact our environment when not properly recycled,” she noted.

Hannaford is a collection point for recycling plastic shopping bags and plastic film packaging as part of the Trex Company recycling program. These plastics include LDPE/HDPE films such as newspaper sleeves, bread bags, product wrap, cereal liners, food storage bags, ice bags, pellet bags, produce bags, dry cleaning bags, grocery bags, case overwrap, packaging air pillows, salt bags and more. Plastic must be clean and dry. Look for the bin inside store entrance. To learn more about plastics recycling, visit trexrecycling.com.

To learn more about BHC, visit BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org. For more information on the Hannaford Cause Bag program, visit newhannaford.bags4mycause.com.