We all know about the problems caused by plastic trash in our oceans and on our beaches. The Texas Coastal Bend Surfrider Foundation Chapter has a campaign called "Skip the Plastic" to raise awareness and advocate for changes that will reduce disposable plastic consumption and help clean up the Coastal Bend.
On May 29, the Corpus Christi City Council will consider action to reduce the number of plastic bags littering the beaches, streets and parks. We are advocating for a fee on single-use plastic bags to help motivate shoppers to bring their own reusable bags. Brownsville has already done this with great success.
We're asking Surfrider Foundation members and supporters throughout Texas to contact the Corpus Christi City Council, urging them to adopt a fee for single–use plastic bags.
If you have the opportunity, also attend the City Council meeting on Tuesday May 29th. It begins at noon at City Hall - 1201 Leopard St. in Corpus Christi.