85% in favor of Horry County plastic bag ban but officials want more survey input

Officials ask public to weigh in on the use of plastic bags in Horry County

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Early results of a new survey show more and more people are in favor of doing away with plastic bags in Horry County.

Keep Horry County Beautiful said after the first round of surveys, 85% of survey takers say they would be in favor of the change.

“We want to get a control on the use of plastic, especially items that are used once and discarded," said Keep Horry County Beautiful Chairman Bo Ives.

But the data could be skewed, according to the group.

“You probably have folks along the coast who are concerned about the ocean because they live by it," Ives began. "But you probably have folks in the western part of the county who would like to be thoughtful about something that’s county-wide.”

Ives said a majority of the data collected came from residents east of the Waccamaw River.

The group is asking for more input from all citizens in order to help shape a well-rounded reform. Keep Horry County Beautiful said it will continue to circulate the survey through the month of April.

To take the survey, click here.

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