Environmental experts frustrated over reusable bag policies

Urban Green Lab’s Nicole Brose was interviewed by a local news station about the pandemic’s effect on the environment and changing policies surrounding reusable bags at retail stores.

WSMV – The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the environment in many ways and now experts have several concerns.

When the pandemic first hit, the world pushed pause, and in many ways for the environment, that was a good thing.


Even if you are using plastic bags and can’t afford to pay for recycling, there are still several steps you can take to help the environment.

  • You can drop recyclables off at free centers.
  • Take shorter showers and drive less.
  • You can turn your thermostat up a few degrees in the summer and down a few degrees during the winter.
  • If you get takeout, tell the restaurant you do not want single-serve utensils.

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