Starting on November 1st, 2018 all retailers on Hilton Head Island will be prohibited from using plastic, carry-out bags. The goal behind the single-use plastic carryout bag law is to improve the Island’s environment, our ocean and waterways, and to protect our marine life. Marine birds and sea turtles, for instance, mistake plastic bag pieces as food. Plastics can cause blockages in the animal’s digestive tract and subsequently lead to death.
What does this mean for our guests? We hope that you will please consider packing a few reusable bags for your trips to the grocery store.