Keep Horry County Beautiful, a subcommittee of the Horry County Parks and Open Space Board, has partnered with the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Grand Strand Surfrider, CCU's Sustain Coastal, and the Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium to gather public opinion and preferences relevant to the use of plastic bags.   Thank you for your participation.

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* 1. How does your household manage recyclables? select all that apply.

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* 2. Currently, what items do you recycle? select all that apply.

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* 3. Please rate if you strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements:

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Plastic is harmful to the environment
Plastic bags decompose and breakdown in the landfill
It is important to avoid single-use plastics
Plastic bags cost tax payers money to manage and dispose of

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* 4. Please rate if you strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements:

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Shoppers should be offered an alternative to plastic bags
Alternatives to plastic bags at stores are not needed
Stores should charge for single-use plastic bags
Single-use plastic bags should be banned from distribution at stores
Local government should not regulate the use of single-use plastics by stores
The use of reusable bags should be encouraged

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* 5. What types of bags or containers are offered at the store at which you most frequently shop? select all that apply

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* 6. What types of bags or containers do you prefer to use when shopping? select all that apply.

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* 7. What do you do with single-use plastic bags after you receive them from a store? select all that apply.

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* 8. Do you support efforts to reduce the use of ALL plastics?

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* 9. Do you support the efforts to reduce the use of SINGLE-USE plastics?

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* 10. What types of single-use plastics would you prefer an alternative to, if available? Select all that apply.

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* 11. What makes it difficult for you to use reusable bags or an alternative to single-use plastic bags? select all that apply.

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* 12. How would you feel if:

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a nominal fee was imposed to receive single-use plastic bags at stores
a ban was proposed on distributing single-use plastic bags at stores

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* 13. Please select your Horry County Council District.  *Don't know your district?  Please copy and paste this link in another window and click on the link for the "Interactive District Map": https://www.horrycounty.org/Council

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* 15. Please share any closing thoughts you have about plastic bags or alternatives to single-use plastics.

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* 16. Would you like to be added to an email list for updates and volunteer opportunities from Keep Horry County Beautiful?

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