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No Plastic Bag Bans in DFW... Yet

Plastic bags piling up but no bans proposed



    Plastic bags may soon be banned in Austin, but not around DFW.

    Efforts to ban lightweight plastic bags, which some consider to be the urban tumbleweed, are not catching on in North Texas.

    The bags become caught in trees and bushes, clog drainage systems and endanger wildlife. A growing number of world leaders are taking action to eliminate the bags, and more than two dozen U.S. cities have taken such action since 2007.

    Austin is poised to vote to become the biggest Texas city with a ban. Brownsville enacted the state's first last year.

    However, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that North Texas cities are not jumping on the bandwagon.