3/01/2013 11:00:00 AM
Plastic Bag Ban Starts Today
Interestingly, you’ll still find plastic bags in the produce and meat departments, just not at checkout. Also, the city has required stores to post signs like “Look forward to less plastic.”
The word from the Austin American-Statesman is that Wal-Mart is selling paper bags for 10 cents and reusable, woven bags for 50 cents. Meanwhile Target and Walgreens are offering reusable bags for free.
Though some have scoffed at the liberal implications of the bag ban, others recognize it’s the way of the future. After all, even traditional Texas town Brownsville has been following a similar program for over a year.