State Representative Deborah Hudson introduced a bill on June 19th to prohibit the free distribution of single-use bags by grocery stores and other large retailers.
The familiar look of plastic bags tangled in trees or in bushes, floating in our bays and other waterways, washing up on beaches, or caught in storm drains has become a serious problem of global and local concern. The good news is Representative Deborah Hudson is currently circulating a bill that would help dramatically reduce plastic bag consumption and subsequent pollution in our beautiful coastal state!
On May 16th our chapter joined our friends at Delaware Surfrider Foundation to take part in the national Hands Across the Sand protest against offshore drilling and for climate solutions. We joined hands at Delaware Seashore State Park in solidarity against offshore seismic testing and drilling.
It's time for Delaware to get with the times and disincentive single-use plastic bags.
Please join us for the Delaware premiere of Ocean Frontiers II, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q & A. In a region steeped in old maritime tradition, the film tells the story of a modern wave of big ships, energy industries and a changing climate, and how people are coming together to plan for a healthy ocean off their coast.