Letter to the Editor

in Voices by

Thank you, Beaufort!

We recently offered two showings of the award winning documentary film “Bag It” to bring public awareness to the ubiquitous presence of single use plastics, such as bags and water bottles, and their effect on our environment. A special thank you goes to the Beaufort Plaza Cinema and the Technical College of the Lowcountry who both provided their space free to the public. Bi-Lo and Publix each donated reusable bags to distribute to the audiences. Even the grocery stores see the advantage of using your own bags rather than plastic! We thank you!

Finally, we are sincerely grateful for the many participants who came because they want to do something about this insidious problem. After viewing this dynamic film they realize that OUR conveniences become the degradation of our oceans, marine life, and environment.

We are open to further showings as well as your feedback; we know there is more we can do!

Sincerely,
Bonnie Wright & Denise Parsick

The Island News encourages all our readers to share their thoughts, reactions, and concerns with us about what we publish or the larger world around us and we will share the appropriate ones with you.          – Molly Ingram, Editor