GOOD-BYE TO PLASTIC STRAWS
New effort to keep Sanibel’s beaches clean
Sanibel City Council gave its final approval to an ordinance banning plastic straws on the island, which went into effect in January 2019. It’s a step the city considers to be in the right direction to help protect the environment. Sanibel joins Fort Myers Beach and Marco Island in outlawing the sale and distribution of plastic straws locally. Though small, straws do pose a danger to sea life when they make their way onto the beach and into the sea. The move is in keeping with the mission of Keep Lee County Beautiful (KLCB), an organization working to protect Southwest Florida’s environment. “We ask everyone to commit to preserving the beaches by leaving only their footprints
and throwing out their trash after a sunny day relaxing on the beach,” says Tisha Bayne of KLCB.
Keep Lee County Beautiful volunteers work to keep the local beaches free from trash.
Special-needs kids receive adaptive bicycles, thanks to Save the Kid Fund/Robbie’s Riders.