Fighting excess baggage
If Tiffany Eberhard had her way, no one would use plastic or paper bags—everyone would employ reusable bags. The UGA student created a new campus organization, Bag the Bag, to raise awareness about the importance of reducing plastic and paper bag consumption. Eberhard and club members have handed out reusable bags at the Athens farmers market and visited area elementary schools, where they encourage children—and hopefully their parents—to utilize reusable bags. “Plastic bags are being produced at a very quick rate, and most are just being thrown away,” she told the Athens Banner-Herald in November.