Dallas Councilman Proposes Plastic Bag Ban

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    The city of Austin just started a plastic bag ban and Dallas City Councilman Dwaine Caraway wants to put forward a similar ordinance. (Published Monday, March 18, 2013)

    Is Dallas trying to be like Austin?

    When it comes to plastic shopping bags, yes.
    A ban on plastic shopping bags went into effect this month in Austin. 
    The office of Dallas City Councilman Dwaine Caraway confirms that Caraway is working on a similar ordinance for the city of Dallas. No details have been released yet.
    But before the ordinance is even discussed, a state lawmakers is pushing the “Shopping Bag Freedom Act”, which would stop all plastic shopping bag bans.