The Island Women of Pleasure Island have distributed nearly 4000 reusable bags in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach.
According to Juliet Wright, they're jumping on board with the mission to reduce the number of plastic bags polluting the ocean.
About 35 businesses are selling the reusable bags to tourists and residents hoping it will discourage the use of single-use plastic bags.
Sandpiper Marketing designed the bags with a map of the island on them, hoping it could also act as a tourist souvenir.
According to businesses, the bags are selling out quickly.
The bags are $5 and so far, $11,000 has been raised which will go back into the care and protection of Pleasure Island.
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