BYOBag Campaign

“Change a habit and change the world” . We are trying to encourage Princeton residents to get into the habit of using resuable bags rather than single-use plastic bags that so many shops give away. If everyone in Princeton used reusable bags for shopping, together we could save fifteen million bags per year from harming wildlife and the environment we all share. We urge residents to support the many local businesses that have enrolled in our program as “BYOBag” Businesses, making a commitment to reducing single-use plastic and asking customers to “bring their own bag.”

Soapbox Saturday – Shout Out for the Bag Referendum


Stop by Hinds Plaza in Princeton on October 18th at 11:00 AM for an opportunity to share your opinion about the non-binding single-use plastic bag referendum that will be on the ballot for Mercer » more

Poems and Percussions for the Planet – Support Sustainable Princeton’s BYOBag campaign


Come hear some amazing life-affirming drums and heartfelt poems for the PLANET. Performances by the UBER-talented DAN JOHNSON & ARUL KARTTIKEYA.This event is brought to you by Bainy Suri » more

Princeton Shops Sustainably BYOBags for Sale!

Black fabric bag with green tree image hanging on holly tree

(June 2012 update: BYOBags now on sale at $5 each!)  Sustainable Princeton’s BYOBag Campaign is selling a newly-designed reusable bag to help remind people to “Shop Local, Shop Fair Trade, and » more

Princeton University Students Get Sustainability Kits

sustainability kit contents including water jars, reusable bag and sporks

Members of Princeton University’s Class of 2015 were given a "Sustainability Survival Kit" when they arrived on campus this year.  The University’s Office of Sustainability collaborated with » more

YMCA Campers Create Reusable Bags for Local Business Give Away

A drawing of a reusable shopping bag

Princeton YMCA campers are helping to reduce single-use plastic bag use in Princeton. As part of Hometown Hero Week at the YMCA, August 15 - 19, the YMCA has teamed up with Sustainable » more

Support your local BYOBag Businesses

Reusable mugs and cups on a table

(Updated Nov. 30, 2011) The following local businesses have signed the BYOBag pledge to reduce the number of single-use plastic bags, cutlery and other products they give away. The Alchemist » more

BYOBag Campaign: summary for March-July 2011

Logo for Sustainable Princetons BYOBag campaign

In March 2011, Sustainable Princeton launched a campaign to substantially reduce usage of single-use shopping bags and other single-use plastic items in Princeton. The issue Plastic items like » more