The El Paso city staff, in an effort to fight litter, is expected to propose a fee for consumers who prefer plastic bags over paper ones.
Howell says you're "using a lot of energy and oil to make something that's just going to get thrown away."
The council has told City Manager Joyce Wilson to propose a way to reduce the number of bags on streets.
Brownsville this month became the first city in Texas to ban single-use plastic bags commonly offered by grocery and retail stores. Brownsville shoppers must pay a $1 surcharge if they want a store's single-use plastic bag.