bag ban http://tpr.org en How A Bag Ban Would Create A Burden For People Without Vehicles, Low Income http://tpr.org/post/how-bag-ban-would-create-burden-people-without-vehicles-low-income <p>San Antonio city leaders are in the middle of discussions on a possible ban on single-use plastic bags. The topic comes as cities across the country are taking drastic steps to reduce the use of plastic bags to cut down on litter.</p><p>Most people would agree they're bad for the environment, but opponents say a proposed bag ban could unfairly target the poor because reusable bags cost money, and they're a burden to carry around for those without a vehicle.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 17:01:31 +0000 Ryan Loyd 31362 at http://tpr.org How A Bag Ban Would Create A Burden For People Without Vehicles, Low Income City Council Pushes Plastic Bag Ban Discussion To May http://tpr.org/post/city-council-pushes-plastic-bag-ban-discussion-may <p>A plastic bag ban is getting closer to becoming reality in San Antonio. Wednesday, the City Council's Governance Committee forwarded the item to a full city council briefing session in May.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:33:52 +0000 Ryan Loyd 30203 at http://tpr.org City Council Pushes Plastic Bag Ban Discussion To May Is San Antonio Ready For A Plastic Bag Ban? http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-ready-plastic-bag-ban <p>Plastic bags are as much a part of the retail and grocery store experience as the milk and bread they carry, but recently, cities across Texas have been taking a journey down the road less traveled.</p><p>Brownsville, Laguna Vista, South Padre Island and now Austin are part of a growing movement to ban plastic bags.</p><p>Local shoppers seem to agree with the sentiment.</p><p>"I wouldn't mind banning something as long as there's an alternate to it," said H-E-B shopper John SaldaƱa.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:45:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 8459 at http://tpr.org Is San Antonio Ready For A Plastic Bag Ban?