October Bag Hero!

This month’s Bag Hero is Adriana Leiva! Her desire to live, work and play in a clean and vibrant community exists on both the professional and personal levels.

“Bringing your own bag is one of the easiest ways to transition into a more sustainable lifestyle. It’s a habit that can be tough to remember at first, but by being persistent, people can collectively make big changes. I enjoy being a part of the solution!”


10 2018

September Bag Hero Has Tourism-Oriented Business Perspective

Our September Bag Hero is Jon Campbell, Operations Manager of Hurricane Alley Waterpark in Corpus Christi. Jon says, “Plastic bags have been an issue ever since we opened Hurricane Alley. Based on the number I’ve pulled out of our fenceline, I can only imagine how many are in the bay.” Having to deal with all those loose plastic bags has convinced Jon that reusable shopping bags are a better way to go.

“After all, we live in a beautiful city that we call the Sparkling City by the Sea and we depend on tourism for much of our economy. People don’t want to come to a trashy place.”


09 2018

August Bag Heroes

Our Bag Heroes for August are the employees of AM Bookkeeping & Tax Professionals! As part of a series of simple changes to make their workplace more sustainable, they made the switch to reusable shopping bags years ago.

“Living on the water, we have a firsthand view of the damage disposable plastic bags can have on our environment. Switching to reusable bags was a no-brainer. They’re easy to use, just keep them in your car and you’re ready whenever you head out to go shopping. They’re hassle free and very stylish!”


08 2018

Help Urge Whataburger to Quit Styrofoam Cups

Environment Texas has launched a new petition urging Whataburger to phase out Styrofoam cups!

In their words, “We’re working to get a statewide ban of polystyrene as part of our Wildlife Over Waste campaign. It is estimated that 70 million Styrofoam cups are disposed of by Americans every day. Whataburger is a classic Texas brand and is respected as a leader in the industry and the state. We are asking Whataburger to set an example for Texas restaurants by stopping the use of Styrofoam cups in exchange for healthier and safer options.”



08 2018

Recycling and Keep America Beautiful’s Role in Corporate Spin on Plastics

July Bag Hero!

Our July Bag Hero is Michiel Landers. We caught up with her as she was headed out to her car with a cart full of groceries. As a busy mom, she finds that reusable shopping bags make her life a little easier while also helping to protect our bays and the Gulf.

“The reusable bags can hold more items than plastic bags do, so I make fewer trips from the car to the house when I get home. I also like the H-E-B insulated bags that keep hot foods hot and cold ones cold. We even use them as lunch bags for the boys when they go on day trips.”

Thanks Michiel!


07 2018

Our Response to the Texas Supreme Court’s Recent Ruling on Laredo’s Bag Ban


07 2018

April Bag Heroes!

Our April Bag Heroes are Kristian Fontenot and Wyatt Hooks. In their own words: “We moved to Corpus Christi from Austin 5 years ago. As undergraduate college students, we tend to visit the grocery store and farmers’ markets quite a bit. Being accustomed to the bag ban in Austin, we were shocked to see plastic bags again.

However, since reusable bags had become a part of our regular routine, we kept on using them. Once you have incorporated leaving them in your car or home, they are easy to use and maintain.

Plastic shopping bags are a danger to our environment. It is important for us that we make a change to help preserve our local environment and wildlife.”


04 2018

Marine Animals Rejoice! Balloon Releases are Illegal in Corpus Christi

Sea turtles and other marine creatures will be happy to know that a Corpus Christi ordinance prohibits balloon releases:

Article VII., Sec. 21-71. – Release of balloons.
(a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly releases a balloon into the air outside a roofed structure.
(b) A person commits an offense if the person organizes or promotes an event during which balloons are released into the air outside a roofed structure if the person knew that such release was planned or authorized.

Here’s why and some alternatives: balloonsblow.org/alternatives/


04 2018

Shoreline Sandwich Co. Gains Ocean Friendly Restaurant Designation

Shoreline Sandwich Co. recently became the third Ocean Friendly Restaurant in the Coastal Bend! Now you can enjoy a great sandwich while supporting a business that’s helping to keep our bays and the Gulf clean.



04 2018