The Inland Bays Foundation is very pleased to have a guest speaker, Dee Durham, at its January 12 meeting to held at the South Coastal Library on 43 Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach. The meeting starts at 4:00 and is open to the public, mark your calendars it should be very informative and interesting. Dee will be talking about the effects of plastic bags on our environment. Dee lives in the Wilmington area, and is an independent consultant who co-founded Brandywine Sprouts, a Roots & Shoots chapter of the Jane Goodall Institute, which is leading the effort to ban plastic bags in Delaware (www.BringYourOwnBag.us). Through that initiative, Dee co-founded the Delaware Plastic Pollution Action Coalition.
Dee notes that, “Currently, more than 54% of the world’s population is now covered by laws banning or limiting the use of “disposable” plastic bags” including most of Europe, many countries in Africa and Asia, and many U.S. cities and counties. But, Delaware could still be the First State to take this important step to protect marine life and habitats, limit toxic pollution that is now understood to be increasingly found in our own food chain, decrease cleanup costs of taxpayers, and address the blight of plastic pollution in our beautiful landscapes and communities here in Delaware.”