Future in the Bag (#FITBag)


Supported by the Bezos Family Foundation program Students Rebuild and The Starbucks Foundation, Future in the Bag (#FITBag) campaign was conceived of and runs for and by youth through EarthEcho’s Youth Leadership Council(YLC)!  This community-centered campaign provides resources and tools to jumpstart reusable bag swap stations and support for local plastic bag ordinances. It is estimated that one person using only reusable bags over their lifetime removes 22,000 plastic bags from the supply chain so we know the impact just one reusable bag will make.

Youth Leadership Council members established FITBag stations in 2019 at:

Vons in Glendale, CA
The Golden Hog in Key Biscayne, FL
and a local fruit market in Melbourne, Australia

Now it's up to YOUth to spread this message across the U.S. The Youth Leadership Council has developed a Community Action Guide to support anyone in joining this campaign. The Guide contains everything you need to set up your own bag station except the bags which can be made of collected in your own community. Check it out to find tips and tricks to work with market partners PLUS information on how to create a movement against single-use plastic bags in your own community by working with leaders to develop bag bans and other ordinance measures.

Take one now, leave one later because OUR Future's in the BAG! #FITBag

YLC member Maria Torres at the Golden Hog in Key Biscayne, FL