July 17, 2019

Protecting Our Island

Effective September 8, 2019, all businesses operating within the Town of Kiawah Island, including Freshfields Village, are prohibited from distributing the following items to their customers:

1) Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bags

2) Plastic Straws

3) Products Made from Polystyrene Foam (Styrofoam)

In addition, the ordinance prohibits possession of these items and balloons on the beach.

Kiawah Town Council passed this new Ordinance on June 4 to regulate the use of harmful materials and promote the use of environmentally preferred materials. The goal of this Ordinance is to protect Kiawah’s natural environment, waterways, and marine life to ensure a positive environmental impact on our island for generations to come. For additional information and FAQs, please visit the Town of Kiawah Island’s website.