Roving Reporter | "Skip the Plastic recognizes Alexa Obregon and Todd Jarrell as Bag Heroes"

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The Skip the Plastic project of the Texas Coastal Bend Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation (TXCBC) recognizes community members and businesses that set a positive example by making the shift to reusable shopping bags or other alternatives to single-use plastic bags.

Our January Bag Heroes are Todd Jarrell and Alexa Obregon, who recently moved here from Austin. Like many people who relocate to Corpus Christi, “We moved here because we wanted to be close to the beach. When friends ask us what it’s like, the beach is one of the first things we tell them about.”

However, after being accustomed to Austin’s bag ban and seeing how it reduced the number of plastic shopping bags littering that city, the sight of bags in fields and trees, and along shorelines throughout Corpus Christi surprised and saddened them. “A city this close to such wonderful natural resources like the bays, beaches and Gulf of Mexico needs to work to protect them.”

Not ones to wait for government to lead the way, Todd and Alexa are being proactive, “Bringing reusable shopping bags to the store is one small thing that we can do to help.”

For more information visit or call 361-765-4445.

Since its inception in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

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