Welcome to Bring Your Own Glen-Ed

 Reduce the harm single-use plastics have on our health, the environment, and the local economy.  

Community Bag Share Program


Bring Your Own Glen-Ed is pleased to announce its Community Bag Share Program.  Anyone who shops in the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area may donate or take clean, reusable bags at any of the following locations:

Neibur YMCA

Edwardsville Public Library

CVS Edwardsville

Edwardsville Children's Museum

Joe's Market Basket Edwardsville

Main St. Community Center


String Recycling


Bring Your Own Glen-Ed is proud to support the SIUE Suzuki program's partnership with D'Addario Playback as a string recycling center. Swing City Music in Edwardsville and Collinsville, Mojo's Music in Edwardsville, and the Edwardsville High School Music also serve as drop off points for used or broken strings from any instrument.

About Us

Executive Team Members

Peg Flach

Mary Grose

Cartney James

Kathy Krieg

Stephanie Malench

Rachel Tompkins

Sheila Voss

What You Can Do


Attend our What's Next With Bring Your Own Glen-Ed  Open House/Brainstorming Session on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 6-9 pm at Recess Brewery on 307 N. Main St. We will have pizza from 222 Artisan Bakery, 

Action Steps for Consumers

Print out the Business pledge and cards below to give to your favorite restaurant to encourage them to only give straws upon request and switch to paper straws for those customers who require them.

Last-Plastic-Straw-Business-Pledge (pdf)


2017StrawsUponRequestCard (pdf)


Resources for Community Activists

Feel free to use the files below to set up your own Grassroots Community Group. 

For additional help, please email 


Edwardsville single use bag ordinance official signed copy (pdf)


2018 Bring Your Own GlenEd_Proposal_110818 (pdf)


2019_BYO Organizational Resume_102019 (pdf)

Download factsheet (pdf)


Last-Plastic-Straw-Business-Pledge (pdf)


2017StrawsUponRequestCard (pdf)


bookmark for print (1) (pdf)


2019_BYO Presentation_LWV_011019 FINAL (pdf)


Love Notes

 This is very important to our children and the future of our planet.Although it is a very small step in a very big problem, it is time to start thinking of other people.  Scott T. 

 Keep our community clean, beautiful and safe by reducing the number of single-use plastic bags in circulation. We have the power to make a difference!  - Hanamori S.

 I am aware of the negative impact of plastic bags on the environment and my family has been limiting its use for years. We have a large collection of reusable bags that we use regularly. I would like our community to do more to reduce this common pollutant.  - Alison L.

P lastic bags are strangling our oceans, killing and maiming wildlife, and last forever. I want to clean up our world for my grandchildren.  - Sandra P.

Contact Us


Bring Your Own Glen-Ed

Edwardsville, Illinois, United States