Corpus Christi, TX ‘Skip The Plastic’ Bag Campaign


Chapter: Texas Coastal Bend
State: TX
Country: USA
Theme: Plastic Pollution
Launch Date: March 08 2011
Status: Active

Campaign goal: Pass an ordinance in Corpus Christi to reduce the number of plastic checkout bags littering the beaches, streets and surrounding waters in the city.

Following the success of the Corpus Christi's new single-stream curbside recycling program, a bag ordinance is the next logical step in making our community more sustainable and a better place in which to live. The Coastal Bend Chapter has been working with local legislators and businesses to try and reduce plastic bag litter for years with no luck. Retailers have been encouraged to discontinue the use of single-use bags but photos still show lots of them around town. On February 19, 2013 City Council decided that the voluntary efforts have not been effective and voted 7-2 to have their staff draft a checkout bag fee ordinance to be voted on at a later date.

Plastic Bags: Don't Mess With Texas!