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Going Green: B.Y.O. Reusable Bag!

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Did you know that, with one simple change to your routine, you can save the energy equivalent of 11 barrels of oil?

Pacific Ocean garbage patch
Pacific Ocean garbage patch

 

Are you wondering what this change is? It’s simple—recycle or reuse plastic bags! Even better, by using your own cloth or fabric bags when you shop, you can make a huge difference in your environmental impact. If you grocery shop once a week, in five years you’ll have kept about 250 to 1,000 grocery bags out of our landfills and our oceans. Bringing your own bags keeps thousands of plastic bags out of landfills or—worse—ecosystems, where they could harm living creatures, as does the great Pacific Ocean garbage patch, considered to be the Earth’s largest landfill. Earlier this year, Southwest Airlines took this to Heart and announced we were making a reusable bag to hold strollers and car seats which would replace the environmentally-harmful plastic bags!

 

Southwest Reusable Carseat/Stroller Bag
Southwest Reusable Carseat/Stroller Bag

 

The reusable bags cost $17 and are sold at the ticket counter. Although Customers are not obligated to purchase a bag to check their car seats or strollers, we have “gone green” and are no longer providing a free plastic bag to use. Just like we’ve always done, the car seat/stroller bag is conditionally accepted and is checked free-of-charge in addition to the regular free baggage allowance. Check out some other stylish Southwest bags in the Southwest Airlines Freedom Shop! As always, if you have a suggestion for how to live and work Green, share your comments below!

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Are the reusable car seat bags available at every airport? Can you get them anywhere before travel?
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Hi Katy ...yes, all airports should have the reusable car seat bags available.
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Hi all!

 

We have an updated Southwest Store website, and you can now purchase the stroller bags here for $17.