South Padre Island - Plastic Bag Ban


Chapter: South Texas
State: TX
Country: USA
Theme: Plastic Pollution
Completion Date: January 05 2011
Status: Victory

South Padre Island City Council unanimously voted yes on a proposed plastic bag ban making South Padre Island the second city in Texas to pass such an ordinance! The ordinance which prohibits the point of sale distribution of non-compostable plastic bags and allows for the use of reusable bags, recyclable paper bags that are not made from old growth trees and are composed of at least 40% post consumer recycled content and compostable plastic bags will go into effect as a voluntary ban on February 1, 2011 and became effective on January 1, 2012.