(St. Augustine Beach, Fla.) – The City of St. Augustine Beach is going green! Single-use plastics have long lifespans, impacting local habitats and natural areas, and are not easily recyclable. Eliminating the use of these products decreases litter on our streets and reduces plastics in the environment (especially the ocean).

Starting January 1, 2020, the City is launching a “Go Green SAB” campaign, which encourages businesses in the limits of St. Augustine Beach to voluntarily eliminate the use of these products.

To recognize the efforts of businesses who have done so, the City will issue a “Go Green SAB” window cling, as well as mention their efforts on social media and in the City’s monthly e-newsletter.

“It is our goal to get every business in the City limits involved in this campaign,” said St. Augustine Beach Mayor Undine George. “We are excited to be a leader in environmental protection and hope other Cities will follow our example.”

If a business wishes to participate, they can visit the City Manager’s Office (2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080) to pick up a window cling starting January 1, 2020. Since this is a voluntary campaign, the City is relying on the word of business owners and managers and will not be conducting inspections or penalizing organizations that do not wish to participate.

For more information, please visit www.staugbch.com, The City of St Augustine Beach Facebook and Instagram page, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter by texting CITYOFSAB to 22828.