For the month of March, our Bag Hero is Jean Payne, a Skip the Plastic Rockport/Fulton team member. Jean and others in Skip the Plastic Rockport/Fulton have been working with government officials and other local groups to reduce the number of plastic bags and that spoil the scenery in areas frequented by tourists and harm marine life. To date, they’ve received a resolution of support from the Aransas County Commissioners and have enlisted five organizations as Skip the Plastic Partners.
Jean loves the outdoors. When she goes to the beach, she carries her snacks, drinks, blanket, sunscreen and book in a cloth bag that doubles as an insulated market bag for grocery shopping. The only single-use plastic bags she comes in contact with are the ones she picks up when picking up trash on the beach.