Omar Villafranca, NBC 5 News
The city of Austin just started a plastic bag ban and Dallas City Councilman Dwaine Caraway wants to put forward a similar ordinance.
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.