Plastic Bags

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The St. Augustine Beach City Commission this week examined two proposed ordinances: one to prevent the use, sale, and distribution of single-use plastic bags and another concerning plastic straws and Styrofoam.

The wording of the ordinances will be studied, reviewed and updated for the first reading at next month’s commission meeting. The City Commission is taking public comment on the proposals through the city’s website.

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Jacksonville’s Native Sun Food Markets has eliminated the use of plastic grocery bags in all three area stores, opting instead to use paper bags made from recycled materials.

Wednesday on “First Coast Connect, Virginia Hall, senior director for Advocacy and Community Engagement at St. Vincent’s HealthCare told us about Saturday’s Medical Mission at Home. Meghan Fiveash, the community relations manager for Native Sun Food Market, discussed the company’s new policy to stop offering plastic grocery bags. Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library’s president Sylvia Wren and board member Margaret Smith told us about the upcoming book sale, and travel blogger Judy Wells talked about her recent trip to Hawaii.