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Austin Bag Ban Starts Friday
Austin's long awaited bag ban officially goes into effect tomorrow.
The City of Austin has spent $850,000 on education this year to make sure everyone is aware of the change. Likewise, individual stores, like H-E-B, also pushed their own educational campaign.
The ban means disposable plastic bags are banned at all retailers in the city. Exceptions include thicker bags with handles, laundry, newspapers, dry cleaners and waste bags.
There are a few exceptions. See here for a full list – http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/around-the-web/stories/bag-ban-facts-keye.shtml#.US-9FtXgctV
Supporters of the disposable bag ban say it's good for the environment, but local businesses are worried it will affect their bottom line.