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With the new plastic bag ban going into effect last week in Winthrop, the Daisy Girl Scouts of Troop 70227 decided to take action to help customers at the Winthrop Marketplace make the switch to reusable bags by making a giant banner of artwork and messages reflecting the importance of keeping plastic out of our environment. “The girls hope that the banner, hung just alongside the registers, will help shoppers remember to bring their own bags and that they might even feel inspired to avoid single use plastic all together”, said Troop leader, Julia Wallerce. Last year, the troop made posters about the dangers of plastics in the ocean for the walls of their school cafeteria. The Marketplace offers paper bags, which can be recycled or composted.