The League of Women Voters of Dare County is putting information out on how to respond to the return to plastic bag use following the State legislation. If you want to be an advocate, the LWV is suggesting how to make your views known to local Big Box stores. Harris Teeter immediately returned to plastic bags and paper and Publix, coming soon to our area, plans to offer plastic and paper.
Below is contact information.
Food Lion https://www.foodlion.com/customer-service/contact-us/
K-Mart 1-888-331-4568 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your message could be as simple as: I am an Outer Banks shopper and I care about our coastal environment, marine health and marine animals. You should too! Please discontinue the use of plastic bags (or Please continue to offer paper bags and to encourage reusable bags.)
The League is offering sample letters with more detail. See below:
I respectfully request that you reconsider offering offer single use plastic bags (SUPBs) to The region’s 8-year ban on the use of SUPBs was recently overturned by our state legislators, and the change led to a significant community-wide backlash (see links below). Our county’s Chamber of Commerce, the Surfrider Foundation, NC Coastal Federation, League of Women Voters, the Board of Commissioners, and all five municipalities strongly opposed the repeal of the SUPB ban because of the unique threats plastic bags pose to our community’s marine life as well as the cleanliness of our beaches.
I know that other residents have contacted you with a similar request, but you have stated that Publix intends to offer them regardless. This is a poor decision for both environmental and community relations reasons. Please tell me you have reconsidered your decision and will only offer paper bags or require customers to bring their own bags.
You could modify the above letter and put contents in your own words.