Not in the market for plastic

(Devon Camillieri/SUNY-ESF)

The Central New York Regional Market is one of the largest farmers markets in the region, and as such it attracts a large variety of customers. The diversity is largely representative of Syracuse's population, including those that are minorities, or below the poverty line, because of its location. 

Keeping in mind the racial, and socioeconomic impacts, I'm proposing that the market start by eliminating the use of plastic grocery bags. As a participant, an observer, and a researcher, I believe there are four different possible first steps that could be taken toward eliminating all plastic grocery bags from the market.

So, if you’re in Syracuse, please join me in promoting this idea, and if you’re somewhere else please consider that you could push for the same change in your own community. 

Not in the Market for Plastic

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