Dallas, TX Adopts Citywide Fee On Plastic Bags

Dallas, TX Adopts Citywide Fee On Plastic Bags

161st U.S. Jurisdiction to Regulate Plastic Bags Dallas, Texas, March 26, 2014 (PBBR) – The Dallas City Council voted to regulate plastic bags at the regular Council Meeting today. The Council did not ban plastic bags. Instead, they voted to place a five cents environmental fee on any plastic or paper bag issued by a […]

Corpus Christi Bans Plastic Bag Use By City

Corpus Christi Bans Plastic Bag Use By City

Corpus Christi, Texas, Feb. 25, 2014 (PBBR) – The Corpus Christi City Council, in regular session on Tuesday, passed a new, comprehensive litter ordinance. Within that litter ordinance is a section that prohibits plastic checkout bags being used by the city. The litter ordinance established Chapter 22 of the Code of Ordinances. Section 22-10 of […]

Corpus Christi Poised to Impose Plastic Bag Fee

Corpus Christi Poised to Impose Plastic Bag Fee

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, May 6, 2013 (ENS) – Officials in The Texas coastal city of Corpus Christi are urging residents to start bringing their own reusable shopping bags in advance of what is likely to be a new fee on plastic bags. On February 19, City Council decided that since previous attempts to encourage shoppers […]

Sunset Valley, Texas Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Sunset Valley, Texas Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Sunset Valley, Texas – On February 19, 2013, the small town of Sunset Valley, Texas passed a plastic bag ban. With the town being completely surrounded by the City of Austin, the City Council based the ordinance on Austin’s Carryout Bag Ordinance. After Austin’s plastic bag ordinance was adopted and became law in 2012, the […]

Texas Legislator Files Bill To Ban Plastic Bag Bans

Texas Legislator Files Bill To Ban Plastic Bag Bans

AUSTIN, TX., March 5, 2013 — Texas legislator Rep. Drew Springer has filed a bill in the Texas House titled, ‘The Shopping Bag Freedom Act’. Springer filed House Bill 2416 in response to the Texas City of Austin’s plastic bag ban that went into effect on March 1st. Ironically, Austin is the state capitol of […]

Another City Embraces Bag Ban

Another City Embraces Bag Ban

Laguna Vista, TX, Sept. 20, 2012 – The following article was originally published by Valley Green Space. Written by Madeleine Sandefur, the story outlines the steps taken to get a plastic bag ordinance passed in Laguna Vista, Texas. The story is published here by permission of Madeleine Sandefur. Another City Embraces the Bag Ban By […]

Laguna Vista, Texas Bans Plastic Bags

Laguna Vista, Texas Bans Plastic Bags

Plastic Carry-Out Bags Banned Laguna Vista, TX, Sept. 20, 2012 – The Town Council of Laguna Vista, Texas adopted Ordinance Number 2012-23 after the second and final reading on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The ordinance bans the use of plastic carry-out bags within the corporate limits of the Town of Laguna Vista. The first reading of […]

Austin, Tx to Give Away Reusable Bags

Austin, Tx to Give Away Reusable Bags

Aug. 29, 2012 (PBBR) – Austin Resource Recovery, formerly the Solid Waste Dept. of the City of Austin, Texas, announced on Aug. 24 that it would be giving away free reusable bags to help citizens get ready for the carryout bag ordinance. The reusable bags are free and will be given out at several local […]

Austin, Texas Approves Carryout Bag Ordinance

Austin, Texas Approves Carryout Bag Ordinance

March 3rd, 2012 – At 2:05 am Friday morning, March 1st, the Austin City Council approved an ordinance which prohibits retailers from providing single-use carryout bags to customers. Added as an amendment to the City Code, the ordinance prohibits all retailers from providing plastic or paper disposable bags to its customers or any person. The […]

City of Austin Holds Public Forum On Plastic Bags

City of Austin Holds Public Forum On Plastic Bags

Monday, January 30, 2012 – The city of Austin, Texas held a public forum on the issue of banning plastic and paper bags tonight. Entitled, Interactive Forum on the Future of Plastic and Paper Bags in Austin, the program itinerary included presentations, a poll, a question and answer session, and finally, a public comment session. […]