Carlos Haney is our March Bag Hero

Our March Bag Hero is Carlos Haney of Enlightened Images.  Known for his creative work in the local advertising scene, Carlos wears a suit and tie only for special occasions but always brings his reusable bags when he heads to the store.
He explains, “I don’t hate plastic, I hate plastic litter.  It’s ugly to me and dangerous to birds and sea life.  Reusable bags are an easy solution. If you think it’s a hassle, try digesting a plastic bag and you’ll feel different.“

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03 2017

February Bag Heroes – the TAMU-CC Islander Green Team

Our February Bag Heroes are TAMU-CC’s Islander Green Team. Students on the team work to spread environmental awareness in our community and to promote opportunities for other students to become engaged about environmental conservation while striving for social and ecological justice. Islander Green Team members bring their own reusable bags when heading to the store. In their own words, “We choose to skip the plastic because….plastic is unsustainable.”

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02 2017

First of Several EPA Webinars on Plastic Trash in our Waters

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01 2017

How to Start Your Own Recycling Business

Anyone need an idea for starting a new business??  Check out this website with lots of videos and plans for machines that will enable people to recycle common plastic articles.

preciousplastic.com/en/

 

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01 2017

Our January Bag Hero

We’re pleased to announce our first Bag Hero for 2017, Stacie Talbert Anaya. As Interim Director of Corpus Christi’s Parks & Recreation Department, she works tirelessly to realize the department’s vision of empowering our community to live, learn and play.  Whether residents and tourists enjoy walking on the beach, seeing a summer evening concert at Cole Park or strolling through wetlands to watch wildlife and birds in the country’s “Birdiest City”, Stacie knows that their experiences are heightened when the parks are clean and attractive.

Setting a great example for fellow City employees and all Corpus Christi residents, Stacie says, “I carry reusable bags to help promote my favorite non-profits AND to protect our parks, preserves and wildlife from plastic bags.”

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01 2017

Santa Claus is our December Bag Hero!

 

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Our December Bag Hero is none other than Santa Claus.  In his travels from the North Pole to the South Pole, he has seen way too much plastic trash.

He says “I’m making a list, checking it twice. Gonna find out who’s naughty or nice.  Be nice and use your reusable shopping bags.”

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12 2016

France Bans Plastic Cups & Cutlery

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11 2016

Our November Bag Hero

 

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Our November Bag Hero, Jeff Wilson, is passionate about the coast and hosting fun weekend beach cleanups near Fish Pass. Without any assistance from official cleanup groups, he gathers and inspires volunteers who give their time and pour their sweat into removing tons of trash off the beach.  Most of that trash is made of plastic since it does not readily biodegrade, and single-use checkout bags are invariably in the mix.

When asked what motivates him, Jeff says, “We’re all just trying to take care of what we love, and it really drives the point home when you clean up an area and see everything that winds up out in nature. I really encourage people to just do what they can and don’t wait around for someone else to make the world a beautiful place.”

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11 2016

Can bacteria help with the plastic problem?

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10 2016

October Bag Heroes

oct2016-nicole-dustin-pringleOur October Bag Heroes are Dustin and Nicole Pringle. With backgrounds in environmental consulting and marine research, they understand that a healthy future for our coastal environment depends largely on human choices.  One simple but important change they have made in their daily lives is to bring reusable bags when heading to the store.

 “Marine animals like green sea turtles enjoy eating jellyfish. Unfortunately, they can mistake plastic bags for jellyfish and end up malnourished or dying.  One thing we all can do to help the turtles is bring our own reusable bags!  Together WE can make a difference.”

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