July 5, 2018

Skip the Plastic July Bag Hero:

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Skip the Plastic project of the Texas Coastal Bend Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation (TXCBC) 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 July Bag Hero is Michiel Landers. We caught up with her as she was headed out to her car with a cart full of groceries. Aside from doing the right thing for the environment, Michiel’s reasons for bringing her reusable shopping bags to the store are practical ones.

She explained that she has to buy a lot of groceries to feed her family of four. “The reusable bags can hold more items than plastic bags do, so I make fewer trips from the car to the house when I get home. I also like the H-E-B insulated bags that keep hot foods hot and cold ones cold. We even use them as lunch bags for the boys when they go on day trips.”

As Michiel shows, reusable bags can be functional options to disposable plastic ones, adding convenience while preventing plastic bag litter in our bays and the Gulf. Sounds like a win-win to us!


If you have any questions about Skip the Plastic or our Bag Hero program, please reply by email or call the number below,

Neil McQueen / skiptheplastic.surfrider.org  / facebook.com/skiptheplastic / http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp6w2IEFDqqPUgy4cQ54NcA / 361-765-4445

Skip the Plastic is a project of the Coastal Bend Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Our partners include:

City of Corpus Christi Clean City Advisory Committee / City of Corpus Christi Watershore & Beach Advisory Committee / City of Corpus Christi Marina & Marina Advisory Committee / Pride Corpus Christi / Clean Economy Coalition / Corpus Christi Windsurfing Association / North Beach Community Association / Coastal Bend Green Team / Uptown Neighborhood Initiative / Coastal Bend Council of Governments / Coastal Bend Group – Sierra Club / Captain Billy Sandifer and Friends of Padre / UT Marine Science Institute Green Team / Keep Port Aransas Beautiful / Aransas County Commissioners Court / Aransas County Navigation District / The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor / Aransas Bird and Nature Club /Aransas First / Rockport Center for the Arts / Wonderful Women’s Network / Aransas County Coastal Cleanup / SurfPortA.com / Mark Grosse Real Estate / Island Moon Newspaper / Laguna Madre Fly Fishers of Corpus Christi

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