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Hear from our supporters. . .

“As Coordinator of Sonoma County Coastal Cleanup Day and a Youth Marine Debris Education Program, we have worked to model sustainable cleanup practices and reduce the number of plastic bags used by volunteers and students to collect debris. We were primarily using buckets and tarps however these solutions were bulky, difficult to store, and not wind resistant…so we continued to look for the solution. We found it in Barrel Bags. Not only are they reusable, washable, lightweight, easy to store, and prevent collected debris from blowing away-they are also popular with volunteers who take them home after a cleanup which encourages them to  “keep the clean” going each time they visit the beach.  In addition, Barrel Bags can be made to include sponsors logos which really helped us with our efforts to maintain funding for our programs. We were so impressed at the professional practices of Barrel Bag who proficiently manifested our design requests for sponsor logos and delivered quality bags to us in record time. No question…we will continue to use their bags for all our beach and inland waterway cleanup programs.”

-Cea Higgins, Coastwalk, CA

“The City of San Mateo, California marked the 35th anniversary of its Bayfront Cleanup with an incredible turnout from the community. Just over 1,000 volunteers showed up to clean our shorelines on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. In all, 3,500 pounds of garbage was removed from the natural habitat along San Francisco Bay. Volunteers also removed 20 pounds of recycling, all from about 1.5 miles of San Francisco Bay shoreline. To thank our volunteers, the City gifted 2019 participants with a uniquely-branded Barrel Bag. The bag became an instant hit with participants, each took pride in how it was made and that it spoke to their commitment to our shared environment.”

-City of San Mateo, California

The Bolsa Chica Land Trust has been hosting wetland cleanups for the past 23 years.  Today, we are proud to use Barrel Bags in our wetland and beach clean-up events.  Handing hundreds of volunteers disposable plastic bags so that they could get the plastic out of our wetlands and off our beach never felt right.  Barrel Bags are a much more sane and sound way to go.  They are a great size, easy to use, and, most importantly, re-use.  We are looking forward to using Barrel Bags until such time that there is no longer garbage on our beaches and in our wetlands.”

-Kim Kolpin, Executive Director, Bolsa Chica Land Trust

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Barrel Bag has partnered with Jamie B. Gallagher, the author of the Conscious Living blog to provide our community with daily tips on how to reduce our dependence on plastic.  We felt this blog was a perfect fit because it was created by an ocean lover to form a community for people with a goal to reduce plastic pollution.

“As individuals, the small changes that we make have a great impact on our lives. Together, the small changes we make have a great impact on the world.”

Barrel Bag is looking for college interns seeking hands-on leadership work experience in a flexible supportive virtual work environment. List of available internship opportunties and how to apply can be found below. More positions will be added shortly. -Published January 7th, 2020