November 20, 2018

Tampa Bay Times, Josh Solomon, November 16, 2018- Plastic straws were first. Then polystyrene. Now the City Council is targeting bags. Council members on Thursday heard a pioneering proposal that would force retailers and restaurants citywide to charge customers 5 cents for “single-use carryout bags.” That means traditional Chinese-restaurant style …

September 5, 2018

Next City, Rachel Dovey, August 31, 2018- In June, the Texas Supreme Court upheld a state preemption against city plastic bag bans. But while Austin officials have agreed to play along, they’re also testing out a simple new strategy to eliminate single-use plastic: Appealing to retailers’ better nature. The resolution taken up Thursday by the …