Dallas Councilman Proposes Plastic Bag Ban

By Omar Villafranca
|  Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013  |  Updated 12:09 AM CDT
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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.

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.
 

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