THE campaign to stop the use of plastic bags in Agnes Water will be launched today.
Residents are meeting at the Foodworks with Shadow Environment Minister and Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett
The initiative, organised by the Discovery Coast Environment Group, aims to see all stores commit to not using plastic bags.
Tanya Puglisi who chairs the group told The Observer in December last year they were aiming to purchase "tote" or cotton bags for the area.
"It's important to get rid of plastic bags for a number of reasons but we do see them wash up on beaches down here and we also find plenty of turtles who consume them," she said.
"We're a group of people who care about the environment and we want to eliminate plastic bags from the region," she said.
The launch will be held from 9am at Foodworks Agnes Water.