November 17th, 2018
at The Sanibel Community House
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Learn more about our upcoming fundraiser here!
Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) Event
November 24th, 2018
at Bailey's General Store
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
On Saturday, November 24th at Bailey’s General Store, Coastal Keepers will be holding an event to reduce the use of disposable plastic bags on our islands and educate locals and visitors about the harm plastic bags cause to our environment.
Over 100 billion disposable plastic bags are used annually in the United States, so it is not a surprise that they are one of the most common trash items collected on beaches worldwide. Plastic bags have a short usage time and are rarely recyclable, taking 1,000 years or more to decompose. They pose a threat to wildlife as countless animals become entangled or mistake them for food each year.
The solution to this problem is simple – bringing your own reusable bags when you shop eliminates the need for disposable plastic bags! On November 24th starting at 8:00 AM, Coastal Keepers and Bailey’s General Store will be partnering up to hand out reusable canvas bags for free while supplies last. We invite everyone to come out, grab a bag, and get green!