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Go Green at Bag Giveaway

Safeway is handing out free reusable bags today



    Go Green at Bag Giveaway
    Avoid paying a nickel for a disposable bag today at Safeway.

    Here’s a way to keep a nickel in your pocket:  D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser is teaming up with Safeway to giveaway 500 reusable bags. They’re available at noon Saturday at the Safeway on 3830 George Avenue NW.

    Reusable bags are the latest “mandatory fashion” if you want to keep change in your wallet. A new law makes customers shell out a nickel for each disposable bag they use to buy food. The fees go toward the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Fund.

    Bowser chairs the council’s committee on public services and consumer affairs. She said the giveaway gives residents the chance to “play a role in creating a greener District.”'

    You have a chance to be green and save some green. Now what to do with all the nickels you’re saving…