[Photo courtesy of Moab Area Travel Council]

The Moab Area Travel Council recently announced that it has designed and ordered reusable bags with a new logo and a list of minimum impact practices and preparedness instructions for visitors to the area. Bags will be given away on Jan. 18 at the Moab Information Center during an event called “MoabFirst” with the travel council and the City of Moab, where people who support the city’s single-use plastic bag ban will explain two ways they plan to support sustainability in 2019, said Elaine Gizler, director of the Moab Area Travel Council. The initiative is the beginning of the travel council’s Nov. 13 discussion and proposal to create a “MoabFirst Sustainable Tourism Committee.” [Photo courtesy of Moab Area Travel Council]