We are a beach community. Our city has implemented following new policies to protect the environment in our community:
1. Supermarkets are not allowed to provide plastic bags to their customers for bagging groceries.
2. Cargo ships, tankers and cruise ships cannot idle their diesel motors while docked in the harbor.
3. Smoking and pets are not permitted on beaches.
The plastic bags policy makes us to take our own bags with us to bag the groceries. However, this policy has reduced the waste generated by the plastic bags and our street drains are less clogged. The second and third policies have reduced environmental pollution significantly and as a result we breath cleaner air. In addition, the quality of our ocean water has improved.