Members of the St. John Rotary are planning to talk with the island's largest grocery stores about eliminating plastic bags. At the club most recent meeting, a plan to contact merchants was discussed.
There have been other efforts to try to reduce the use of plastic on the island. One problem is that plastic bags too often find their way into the waters of the island and end up wrapped around coral reefs.
A few years ago, Friends of the VI National Park made cloth bags available. Dolphin Market offered discounts to shoppers who used them.
In other news, Rotary's planning continues for the tasty annual fund raiser, Flavors. Kind of hectic right now as they try to line up restaurants and bars to participate in the event, since many of those businesses are closing for the end of summer/hurricane season.
The event will be held at the Westin, Oct. 28.