A father and daughter are working to convince a commissioner board to approve a local project to protect the environment.
Ella Thiele and DJ Thiele started a grassroots campaign to ban plastic bags across Lee County.
“We live here; we play here; we work here, and it’s time to make a change,” DJ said. “I think it’s time right now.”
A plastic straw ban is already in the county on Sanibel Island. Fort Myers also has a plastic straw ban, but there are no bans in place for bags anywhere in Lee County.