Skip the Plastic is recognizing Corpus Christi resident Jeff Francis as our April Bag Hero. A recent PhD graduate of the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Jeff’s research in ecosystems services emphasizes the importance of healthy bays and estuaries for our local economy.
When asked why he brings his own bag when shopping, Jeff replies “Why contribute to the buildup of plastics in the environment, especially when we have good alternatives?”
We also want to thank Stripes for their recent efforts in training their associates and informing customers about options to taking plastic bags with their purchases. Through new signage and employee education in stores across the Coastal Bend area, Stripes is taking a proactive approach to reduce the number of plastic bags that end up littering our city and our bays.