enacted plastic bag law
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Bring Your Own Bag
“10 cities in Texas have passed local ordinances to deal with single-use bag pollution. Texas cities large and small, coastal and rural, have taken action to phase out disposable bags for a variety of reasons. Plastic and paper single-use bags waste resources, pollute our waterways and are a growing threat to wildlife.”


  • Require a 5 cent per bag fee
  • Prohibit the sale, distribution and use of plastic bags from retail-grocery stores

 Texas Constitution
Code – Health and Safety Code
Chapter – 361 Solid Waste Disposal Act
Section – 361.0961 Restrictions of of Authority of Local Government or other Political Subdivision

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