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Switch To Reusable Bags And Go Green For A Day

Residents are invited to join thousands of shoppers throughout the City of Santa Clarita by giving up plastic shopping bags in favor of reusable bags as part of “A Day Without a Bag” on Thursday, December 20, 2012.

Currently, Californians use more than 19 billion plastic grocery and merchandise bags every year, which generates over 147,000 tons of unnecessary waste. More than 6 billion of these bags are used by Los Angeles County residents, which equates to approximately 600 bags a year per person.

“Plastic bags pose a serious danger to the environment in polluting our landfills, local rivers and drains, wildlife and aesthetic appeal,” says Mayor Bob Kellar.  “By spending a day without a plastic bag, community members can not only decrease the amount of waste entering landfills but also help protect the environment.” 

To help raise awareness for this campaign, the City will provide free, reusable bags to community members at the Valencia Library, Old Town Newhall Library and Canyon Country Library during regular business hours on Thursday, December 20.  The complimentary bags are limited and available on a first come basis to patrons of the Santa Clarita Library.

Presented by Heal the Bay, A Day Without a Bag is an educational, outreach effort in partnership with community groups, businesses and individuals throughout the state of California.

For more information on “A Day Without a Bag,” please contact Mark Patti in the City’s Environmental Services division at (661) 286-4173 or visit

Switch To Reusable Bags And Go Green For A Day

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About Kyle Jellings

Kyle Jellings grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and graduated from Canyon High School in 2004. Following his high school career he spent three years at College of the Canyons where he graduated with his Associate's Degree. Kyle then traveled to Utah where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Communication: Journalism emphasis from Utah Valley University. While in Utah, Kyle had the opportunity to do many different internships which included a Production Assistant at ESPN 700 and a Media Relations Assistant with the 2009 MLS Cup Champions Real Salt Lake. Kyle was married to his wife Paola in 2008 and they had their first child, Calvin, in August of 2010. When Kyle is not at KHTS he enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in sports in any way.