Plastic Bags In the News
Got Your Bags Florida Keys Kicks Off
“Got Your Bags?” Florida Keys is a coalition of residents, businesses, organizations, and local government dedicated to the reduction and voluntary elimination of single use plastic bags. The group formed together during the summer of 2012 to raise awareness of the dangers of plastic bags and to promote the use of reusable bags whenever possible.
It is well documented how damaging this little everyday item is to wildlife. The Florida Keys is a refuge for many protected species and the economy relies on the National Marine Sanctuary surrounding the island community. It is a unique and fragile environment that deserves the little additional effort that it takes to sustain its viability.
The State of Florida has mandated that no city, municipality, or county shall restrict or ban the use of plastic shopping bags. Therefore, this is a totally voluntary action taken by the citizens of the Keys.
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