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.
The City of Dallas is going to take a closer look at plastic bags on Wednesday afternoon, as councilmembers decide on whether to ban them in favor of reusable sacks.
One city councilman in Dallas wants to ban plastic bags. In response, a group of local retailers are gathering today to let the city council and mayor know that residents don’t want such a move.
Plastic is out, along with most paper. Shoppers in Austin will now bring their own bags.