Austin, Texas, passes bag ban

Austin has joined the growing number of cities prohibiting single-use carryout bags.  Austin City Council voted in the early hours of March 2 to ban single-use plastic and paper carryout bags at business establishments within the city limits. The law will go into effect March 1, 2013.  Instead, businesses can sell or provide reusable carryout bags, defined as a bag with a handle that is designed to be reused and is constructed of washable, durable fabrics, or heavy recyclable paper or plastic.   By Jessica Holbrook See Full Story

Source:  Plastics News