EIPA is a proud supporter of the new Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags, Straws and Styrofoam passed by the Town of Edisto Beach this Spring. EIPA Board Member and Town Council Member Patti Smyer led the effort to craft a new ordinance to affect all businesses in the Town of Edisto Beach that will prevent the use of these items after January 1, 2020. With tremendous support from the community, Council passed the ordinance allowing for a few exceptions. Many businesses are already implementing the policy, led by those that were certified as Turtle-Friendly Businesses by EIPA since 2017.
We thank all in the community who worked to make this happen and are especially grateful to our wonderful locally owned businesses who vowed to support the policy in the public hearings.