RIP plastic bag ban; now on to Plan B – TexasPosted on July 6, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Ruling invalidating local bag bans does not mean practice of using reusable bags has to stop.
The city bans on merchants dispensing plastic shopping bags has been hailed as helping to reduce trash in public spaces and flooding caused by bags clogging drainage lines. The bans have prompted a reduction in municipal maintenance costs.
The ban was supported by a wide range of groups including the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association. That’s because improperly disposed plastic bags damage farm equipment and affect the quality of crops, The Texas Observer reported.
A sad day for Texas!