WITS 4th Grader, Lila, has started a petition for Bag-Free Bayous! We are so proud that one of our students is dedicating her time and energy to bettering the quality of life for all Houstonians and cleaning up our waterways.
“Every year, about 300 million pounds of plastic are produced, but only 10 percent is recycled. It is estimated that Americans go through about 100 billion plastic bags a year, or 360 bags per year for every man, woman, and child in the country. Many of these bags end up on the streets and sidewalks or caught in tree branches. Others wind up in bayous. Not only does the litter look bad and hurt wildlife in the bayous, it washes into our bays, the Gulf of Mexico, and beyond. The adoption of reusable bags could save taxpayer dollars related to cleanup costs….”