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Town of Vail, construction firm to give away bags

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Volunteers from the Town of Vail and PLC Construction will be on hand at Safeway in Vail on Friday to bag groceries for customers in free reusable bags. Friday’s giveaway will take place from 1-3 p.m. This follows two previous distribution of bags held earlier in the summer to help promote the Colorado Association of Ski Towns reusable bag challenge. Along with Safeway, other businesses in Vail that are participating include Ace Hardware, Blitz, City Market, Vail Golf Pro-Shop, Vail Public Library, West Vail Liquor Mart, Conoco and Phillips 66.

Among the 26 towns competing in the challenge since March 1, Vail is currently ranked fourth in the overall standings, saving the use of over 170,000 plastic bags. The town winning the competition, which ends in September, will earn a solar panel installation for their public school worth $10,000.

On Friday, the volunteer greeters will also be at the self check-out lines to educate shoppers on how to record their reusable bag use, as follows:

At Safeway,

• Step up to the self checkout machine with reusable bag in hand.

• Hit “start.”

• Enter code 22011. The machine will register your bag and deduct five cents off total.

• Place reusable bag in bagging area (the machine will recognize it).

• Begin scanning items and place them in your reusable bag.

For more information, call Kristen Bertuglia at 477-3455.

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