Roving Reporter | "Skip The Plastic Recognizes Philippe and Florence Tissot as ‘Bag Heroes’"

The Bag Hero Program is a campaign to educate and encourage the use of reusable shopping bags in the Coastal Bend. We recognize community members who set a positive example by bringing reusable bags when shopping for groceries or other goods.

We caught up with our November Bag Heroes, Philippe and Florence Tissot, as they loaded their groceries into their car outside Sprouts. They are avid windsurfers and surfers who moved to Corpus Christi years ago to enjoy the bay and Gulf waters. They use reusable bags mainly for 2 reasons:

“The first one is convenience. It’s a lot easier to deal with 3 well-made and robust reusable bags to carry groceries than 15 flimsy plastic bags that come apart at the worst possible moment.“

“The other reason is that there is nowhere for the plastic bags to go after you use them once. They are not recyclable. Yes, you can take them to the store to be "recycled" but they end up sitting in big piles in warehouses. No one wants to deal with these things. So most of the time, they end up in the environment, or worse, in the ocean. So we decided to do our part and save the world one bag at a time!"

For more information visit www.skiptheplastic.org or call (361)765-4445.

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The WWN is a Proud Partner of Skip the Plastic.

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