Info campaign begins for Austin single-use bag ban
AUSTIN, TX -- Consumers in Central Texas have the chance to learn more about Austin's ban on retail single-use bags that starts March 1.
An $850,000 print, radio and television marketing campaign began Monday to inform the public about the upcoming ban on certain thin paper and plastic bags. The ads are sponsored by the city's trash and recycling department and paid for with trash-related fees.
The Austin American-Statesman reports retailers will be allowed to offer thicker plastic and paper bags with handles, which the city considers reusable. Retailers will decide whether to charge for those bags.
Ban exemptions include dry-cleaning bags, newspaper delivery bags, some types of takeout food bags and bags used for fish, meat, poultry, produce, bulk goods and pharmaceuticals.
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