Teachers, students and the community at Ashley Hall are working collaboratively towards the goal of banning the use of single use plastic bags at checkout in Charleston. Plastics bags are frequently mistaken for food by marine organisms, and are having a huge impact on the marine environment. Plastic bag pollution clogs storm drains, increases downtown flooding, creates mosquito breeding grounds, and detracts from the natural beauty of Charleston. In short, the environmental and economic impacts of plastic bag pollution are detrimental to our city. All of the plastic that has ever been created still exists, is intertwined in the food web, and is having adverse effects on human health. Keep our city, our waterways and our bodies free of plastic. Support Banthebagcharleston and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Banthebagcharleston/1604065396520276 and Instagram BantheBagCharleston!