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Lori Lawrence

Lori Lawrence

Lori Lawrence is founder of Bag Free Wichita, chair of Kansas Sierra Club's Southwind Group and co-founder of Society of Alternative Resources. She now serves on the Single Use Plastic Bag Task Force and the Sustainability Integration Board, both with the City of Wichita.

OPINION
In a collection along I-235 at 47th Street South in Wichita during one day, 72 single-use plastic bags were found, as shown in this photo from 2018. According to activists, the situation is much worse in 2022. (Coleen Flory)

Cities in Kansas require freedom to ban single-use plastic bags, protect environment

By: - August 23, 2022

Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Lori Lawrence is founder of Bag Free Wichita. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, the useful life of a single-use plastic bag is 12 minutes. These […]