The question at check-out for some Dallas shoppers is no longer paper or plastic, it’s whether to pay a fee or bring your own bags.
The question in Dallas is no longer simply paper or plastic. Starting Thursday for every single-use bag, both plastic and paper, customers will be charged a five-cent environmental fee.
The new “environmental fee” in Dallas charges a nickel per single-use paper or plastic bag at grocery, drug and convenience stores, as well as malls and big-box stores.
In a little less than a month a new plastic bag fee will go into effect in Dallas. Customers will have to pay a nickel a bag unless they take their own boxes or bags to stores.
Using plastic bags in Dallas will cost you starting next year.
It may be that one day soon Dallas shoppers might not hear the question, “Paper or plastic?” when checking out at the supermarket or neighborhood convenience store. Wednesday the city council wrestled with a proposed ban meant to protect the environment.
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