Choose to Reuse:Totes for the Coast
Plastic and Litter Reduction Working Group
A working group made up of Chatham County enviro-advocates, and organization representatives from One Hundred Miles, BYOB, Clean Coast, Fight Dirty Tybee, Surfrider Foundation, Youth for a Clean Environment, and Savannah-Chatham Sustainability Coalition have been working on a comprehensive plan for Plastic and Litter Reduction. The group first convened in May of 2017 to address numerous community concerns for plastic litter impacts on beaches, marshes, marine wildlife, and within our own local neighborhoods.
Part of the Plastic and Litter Reduction working group effort involves a public perception survey for Chatham County businesses, residents, and tourists. The working group has distributed the survey and collected over 200 responses! The group will use this data to help refine its recommendations for plastic litter reduction in Chatham County.
Take the Reusable Bag Pledge!
One Hundred Miles is committed to providing local businesses with a supply of our 2017 Reusable Bags. As a participating business, you will pledge to distribute the reusable bags to their customers in place of single-use plastic bags and continue to offer reusable bags as an alternative choice. By taking this simple pledge, you are helping protect coastal Georgia’s water, wildlife, and landscapes.
It’s a win for everyone. Don’t miss the chance to lead the way and start a sea of change for our coast! Complete our 2017 Pledge Form and contact our VP of Coastal Conservation, Alice Keyes at [email protected] to take the pledge today!
Why the Reusable Bag Pledge is Important
It is estimated that one trillion single-use plastic bags are used and discarded each year across the globe. Once plastics make their way into our waterways, they pose a significant threat to marine life: more than one million shorebirds, marine mammals, and wildlife are killed by plastics every year. Unsightly litter, like plastic bags, also has a negative impact on the quality of our communities and coastal tourism industry. Research shows clean beaches are a top priority for travelers choosing vacations destinations.
How Local Businesses are Addressing the Problem of Plastics
In response to the growing problem of plastics on our coast, Tybee Island community members have partnered with One Hundred Miles to help local businesses reduce their dependence on single-use plastics. By taking a simple pledge to offer reusable bags, Tybee business leaders and beyond are protecting coastal Georgia’s water, wildlife, and landscapes.
You are Part of the Solution
One person using reusable bags over their lifetime removes more than 20,000 plastic bags from the environment. Choose to Reuse with your reusable bag everywhere you shop. You’ll show pride for the Georgia coast while taking an important stand for its wildlife and wild places. Join us and take your individual pledge today!
2017 Businesses Who Have Taken the Pledge