Bag a New Habit This Holiday Season

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Experts say that the best way to break an unhealthy habit is to replace it with a healthy one. And Heal the Bay is here to help you replace your plastic shopping bags with reusables as you shop this holiday season.

To prepare, we’re busily organizing the distribution of thousands of reusable bags across Los Angeles on November 18.

Sound familiar? For the past six years, we’ve made “plastic-free” a holiday shopping tradition, trotting out Green Santa to help us spread eco-friendly cheer for what we used to call “Day Without a Bag.”

Now, to help Angelenos adjust to the upcoming plastic bag ban (effective Jan. 1, 2014), we’ve rebranded this annual citywide event as “Day With a Bag” to get shoppers accustomed to bringing their own reusable bags to the market.

We worked hard to help pass the citywide ban. Yet, despite feeling elated with the victory, we remain focused and hopeful that our efforts will fuel a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags soon.

In the meantime, enjoy the fact that by going reusable, you're also gifting the planet this holiday season.

We're giving away nearly 10,000 reusable shopping bags, so find a giveaway location near you!