Plastic bag consumption in the United States averages out to about 300 bags for every consumer and Earth Circle wants to reduce those numbers here in Grand Rapids. Mayor Dale Adams said a group of concerned citizens made a presentation at Monday’s work session:

What they are encouraging is for people to go and have their own bag that you go in, its permanent type bag, you can bring your groceries or something from a store that you would have.”

He said they have got great feedback from two major retailers in the city. The Mayor said the City Council will make a proclamation at the next council meeting recommending reusable shopping bags.