For Immediate Release

Joanna Nasar
Communications Director
Turtle Island Restoration Network
Cell: (415) 488-7711

Media Advisory: City of Galveston to Proclaim April 22nd ‘Bring the Bag Day’ at March 24th Council Meeting

Turtle Island Restoration Network (SeaTurtles.Org) and the Surfrider Foundation, Galveston Chapter ( have been working to encourage residents and tourists to ‘Bring the Bag,’ and reduce single-use plastic bag pollution in Galveston, Texas. Now, the City of Galveston is supporting these efforts.

WHAT: At the City Council meeting on Thursday, March 24th, the Bring the Bag campaign will receive a City Proclamation naming April 22, 2016 Bring the Bag day in Galveston, TX.

WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers
823 Rosenberg, 2nd Floor
Galveston, TX 77553

WHEN: Thursday, March 24th, starting at 1:15 pm

WHY: Bring the Bag will help the City of Galveston work towards the reduction and elimination of single-use plastic bags in order to create a safer, healthier and cleaner environment. Between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year, and these bags are used for an average of 12 minutes. With our close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Bay and West Bay, there is a strong possibility for single-use bags to enter a waterway.

Galveston residents can participate in the ‘Bring the Bag’ initiative and help keep our oceans clean, by remembering to use reusable grocery bags when they shop.

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