Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Brag About Your Bag Continues

                        Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

            Media Contact: Natalie Jimenez

                                                                                                                                                (626) 458-3530

                                                                                                                                                Gary Bozé, PIO

                                                                                                                                                (626) 458-4094




The "Brag About Your Bag" campaign continues this week in new locations collecting used plastic bags and distributing free reusable bags.  The plastic bags collected are used to build the world’s biggest plastic bag ball.  Pick up your reusable bags on the following dates and times:

Thursday, December 10, 2009 (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

Roosevelt Park Senior Center- 7600 Graham Ave, Los Angeles, 90001

Saturday, December 12, 2009 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Albertson’s Market – 298 E. Live Oak, Arcadia 91006, Albertson’s Market – 1800 W. Whittier Blvd., La Habra 90631, Food 4 Less Market – 8620 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera 90660, Albertson’s Market – 13003 Whittier Blvd., Whittier 90602

Saturday, December 12, 2009 (10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)

Bell Holiday Parade and Festival – 6330 Pine Ave., Bell 90201

Los Angeles County residents consume nearly six billion single-use, carryout plastic bags annually.  This campaign aims to increase public awareness of the impact on the environment plastic bags cause when littered, and promote at-store reusable bag usage and plastic bag recycling.

Residents under the age of 18 who bring in five single-use plastic bags will be eligible to enter a drawing to win a lunch with World Champion Los Angeles Laker Luke Walton, courtesy of 710 ESPN.

Two lucky winners will win a trip for two to Miami to see a taping of the popular "Sábado Gigante" television show, courtesy of Univision Radio's KLOVE 107.5 and LA Nueva 101.9.

For more information, visit the Campaign’s website:





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