You know those plastic bags you get at the store and throw away? They do not bio-degrade. In fact, they break down into microplastics, which end up in our oceans and are ingested by fish and other marine life.
As we live on an island on the Gulf of Mexico, it seems like something we should be concerned with.
Luckily, the good folks at Surfrider Foundation Galveston Chapter and Turtle Island Restoration Network have teamed up on the "Bring-the-Bag" campaign to help our island work towards the reduction and elimination of single-use plastic bags in order to create a safer, healthier, and cleaner environment.
The City is offering support by challenging Galveston residents, business owners, and visitors to “take the challenge” of going single-use plastic bag free from April 22nd, Earth Day, to May 30th, Memorial Day.
I’m going to take the challenge. Will you?
If you have single-use bags to recycle, simply drop them off at Turtle Island Restoration Network (2228 Broadway) and they will exchange them for an eco-friendly option.
To help spread the word, consider sharing pics of you and friends with reusable bags on social media using #BringTheBag.