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Andy Keller
Founder and President, ChicoBag™

CSU Chico

Business Administration (1997)

  • A leading advocate for plastic ban legislation.
  • ChicoBag™ was founded in 2005 and is an industry leader in the compact reusable bag movement.
  • In 2009, the 30-person company had over $5.3 million in sales.
  • ChicoBag™ are sold at more than 3,500 retailers, including Whole Foods, REI, Raley's and GreenFeet.
  • ChicoBag™ have been featured in more than 60 publications, including Real Simple, Sunset, Fortune and InStyle.
  • ChicoBag™ also specializes in fundraising, activism/educational resources, and creating custom printed bags.
  • The BagMonster™ costume is comprised of more than 500 plastic bags (what the average American used in one year) and the BagMonster™ blog chronicles the reusable bag movement.

Notable CSU Alumni in sustainability