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More Input Over Plastic Bag Output
The City of Austin will take public input on regulations concerning plastic shopping bags October 24. Photo by KUT News
Just how should the city of Austin go about banning plastic checkout bags, and should it ban them at all?
Over the summer, the city council voted to develop a plan to at least reduce the flow of plastic shopping bags into landfills. The public is invited to weigh in next week on a potential ban.
In this week’s “Changing Austin” segment, KUT’s Matt Largey talks with Mayor Lee Leffingwell, who has supported a bag ban.
The city’s public-input meeting on plastic bags is Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Town Lake Center on Barton Springs Road.
You can hear the complete interview with Mayor Leffingwell by clicking on the audio player above.
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