The city of Brownsville TX has passed a litter ordinance banning plastic shopping bags effective 1-1-2011. We have a voluntary ban now and are working very hard to get the message out. We have a tremendouse litter problem and feel that plastic shopping bags are the main reason for it. We have the full support of our local large BOX stores. We are so excited because we have 2 other very near by cities or communities that are also introducing their ban on plastic shopping bags. Yipee.
Publisher's Note: The first report of plastic bag bans on PBBR was 'Brownsville Bans Plastic Bags'. We then published the actual law: Brownsville Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance. Thanks Ms.Timmer for your support!