After a showing of over 50 activists and lots of great testimony from local citizens, businesses and members of the public, the Newport City Council motioned 5-2 to draft an ordinance to eliminate single use plastic checkout bags in the city of Newport. Thanks to all who have been supporting this effort and let’s keep it going! Contact email@example.com to get more involved and help support the campaign efforts as we move forward. Next up, another screening of Bag It, in case you missed it the first time around. We’ll be screening that on November 15, 6:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Newport. We hope to see you there!
Join us on October 17th and show your support. for the city council hearing ahead of time and get a Ban the Bag t-shirt. We need compelling testimony from you and especially our bushiness supporters! Haven’t signed our petition yet? Click below and show your support to help put an end to single use plastic checkout bags in Newport!
The time has come for Newport to finally stand up and ban plastic bags! Our members and volunteers have been hard at work with outreach and education work over the past couple of years and in the past few weeks have been hitting the streets hard generating support from local businesses. In just a few weeks, nearly 50 local businesses have come out in support ridding these bags from our beautiful coastal community. The time to act is now, sign the petition if you haven’t already, to the city council in support. Join us in the fight to Rise Above Plastics today! Own a business and want to join in, contact to get signed on and we’ll follow up with a business packet for you and a Bring Your Bag sticker for your business to demonstrate your support of the efforts!