Laura Burnett from Jerome Public Library in Idaho wrote me wondering if any libraries had any experience with an idea they plan to implement. To help save the environment, they will eliminate plastics bags for patrons’ materials and instead checkout cloth bags.
What a great idea! You’d probably also want to have some for sale so you could make a small profit, but with a detachable barcode like a luggage tag, and reminders to patrons to wash them if they got them dirty – how wonderfully green!
Thanks for this idea Laura!
So let us know, have you tried this? What other green practices are you having success with?
4/5 As well as Seattle PL Friends selling bags for 92 cents each (see Kip’s comment below), Chicago PL sells recycled canvas bags for $1.