Houston Matters

Why Doesn’t Houston Have A Plastic Bag Ban?

We learn about Houston’s history of trying to ban plastic bags and why those efforts have failed. Matthew Festa from South Texas College of Law Houston and Robin Schneider from Texas Campaign for the Environment join Houston Matters to discuss.

The City of Houston recently filed a brief with the Texas Supreme Court in support of Laredo’s plastic bag reduction ordinance.

The Texas Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Thursday (Jan. 11) over a ban on plastic bags in Laredo. The case could pose a danger to such bans in several cities across the state. Houston, however, doesn’t have such a ban in place. Why?

Matthew Festa from South Texas College of Law Houston and Robin Schneider from Texas Campaign for the Environment join Houston Matters to consider our city’s history of trying to ban plastic bags and why those efforts have failed.

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