Skip the Plastic recognizes Eric and Evelyn Ehrlich as Bag Heroes


CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Skip the Plastic project of the Surfrider
Foundation – Texas Coastal Bend Chapter recognizes community members
and businesses that set a positive example by making the shift to reusable
shopping bags or other alternatives to single-use plastic bags.


Our May Bag Heroes are Eric Ehrlich and his daughter, Evelyn. Eric is a Park Ranger and Interpreter at Mustang Island State Park. Eric told us, “I use reusable grocery bags because they are so durable, and you can fit so
much stuff in them… like a 6-year-old! But seriously, as a park ranger I see
sick and injured wildlife all too often and those wayward grocery bags can
really ruin the landscape aesthetic.”

Reducing our consumption of disposable plastics is paramount to the
health of the Gulf and local bays, and reusable bags are a great place to
start.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to remember that it
is still safe to use reusable shopping bags. Just be sure to wash and
disinfect them along with everything else you touch frequently.