The Newport Beach Chapter did a lot of outreach and education in an effort to ban single use plastic bags. Now that the state has passed a bill to only allow grocery stores to sell a plastic bag for 10 cents and not hand out the super flimsy one for free we are concentrating on another single use plastic problem: straws. Just say no to plastic straws or better yet ask your favorite restaurant to only hand them out upon request.

Want to get involved write to RAP@newportbeach.surfrider.org