FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CITY OF NORWALK OFFICIALS JOIN CHILDREN TO PUT ICONIC BAG IN TIME CAPSULE AND SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM AFTER NORWALK PLASTIC BAG BAN
NORWALK, CT (July 8, 2019) — City of Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling will join with Stew Leonard, Jr., CEO of Stew Leonard’s, local elementary school students, city officials, and business owners, to officially make plastic grocery bags “history” as officials and students load up a time capsule with plastic bags from local businesses and buries the capsule for future generations to open, on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11AM.
They will be calling on the Smithsonian Museum of American History to add a Stew Leonard’s plastic bag to the museum as an eternal part of history. The Stew Leonard’s franchise has distributed hundreds-of-millions of plastic bags since their first dairy opened in 1969 and will be stopping the practice once-and-for-all in July of 2019.
The City of Norwalk’s bag ban, passed recently by the City Council and followed shortly by the State of Connecticut’s bag ban, officially begins on July 8. Elementary school students, who led the push to ban the environmentally unfriendly and unsustainable practice of single-use plastic bags at local businesses, will celebrate the ban and hold signs in support. The elementary students lobbied their State Representatives earlier this year to enact a ban for the environment’s sake.
WHEN: Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11AM.
WHERE: 100 Westport Avenue, Norwalk CT