Greening Vermillion

PO Box 146

Vermillion, SD 57069


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Bring Your Bag

Did you know…

  • 8% of the world’s oil goes toward plastic production?

  • We use an estimated 1 trillion single-use plastic bags per year worldwide?

  • Typically discarded within 24 hours, single-use plastic bags have a lifespan of up to 1,000 years?

  • Millions of bags per year end up as litter on land and in the water?


Yet, there is an easy solution to these problems: Use a reusable bag rather than a single-use bag.

The vision of the Bring Your Bag campaign is to create a plastic-bag-free Vermillion.  The goals of the campaign are to:

  1. Encourage Vermillion area citizens, businesses, organizations, and government to say NO to single-use plastic bags and YES to reusable bags.

  2. Increase their awareness through education and outreach about the environmental impacts, available alternatives, and consumer incentives related to single-use plastic bags.

  3. Obtain and maintain accurate information related to Vermillion area bag use over time.

  4. Be effective, transparent, and inclusive in our process so Vermillion can be a model for other communities.


Simply JOIN the Friends of Greening club by making a donation of $25 or more to receive you own reusable Greening Vermillion bag.