Art imitates life at Plastic Bag Store pop-up

Welcome to New York’s Plastic Bag Store

an art installation that imitates a typical grocery store

It aims to highlight the amount of waste

Location: Times Square

generated by single-use plastic

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CREATOR OF THE PLASTIC BAG STORE, ROBIN FROHARDT, SAYING:

"Because The Plastic Bag Store looks like a regular grocery store and it's full of items that seem very familiar. But there are humorous and satirical takes on everyday products that highlight the amount of waste that we're using, and the environmental problems related."

Plastic bags are now banned in the entire state of New York

where more than 23 billion plastic bags are used each year

Source: Department of Environmental Conservation

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CREATOR OF THE PLASTIC BAG STORE, ROBIN FROHARDT, SAYING:

"The Plastic Bag Store feels like a regular grocery store, I think the next time you go to a grocery store, it might feel like The Plastic Bag Store, and that might make you think a little bit about what's happening to the planet and the packaging situation."

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