Over the past year, the Phoenix Public Market community has supported our Plastic Bag Recycling Program. We’re committed to collecting used grocery bags, offering them for re-use to other shoppers and hauling excess bags to recycling collection sites.
With the start of the new year, Phoenix Public Market vendors are going a step further and have committed to not use new plastic grocery bags. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own bags and use our recycling program to reduce waste. Please help to support our efforts.
Every year, one trillion plastic bags – single use – are used, equating to 2 million per minute.
The Cost on our Wildlife An estimated one million birds, 100,000 turtles, and countless other sea animals die each year from ingesting plastic. The animals confuse floating bags and plastic particles for edible sea life such as jellyfish and plankton. Other animals can become entangled in plastic waste.