Skip to comments.Texas Supreme Court decides cities cannot ban plastic bags
Posted on 06/22/2018 2:00:49 PM PDT by bgill
The Texas Supreme Court has ruled against the city of Laredo's ban on plastic bags, and Austin's could be next.
The Laredo Merchants Association brought a lawsuit against the city arguing that a state law on solid waste overrides the ban.
Laredo passed the ordinance in 2014 banning plastic bags to cut down on the amount of waste in landfills and city streets.
The city tried to argue that the bags did not fall under the definition of what the state considers a "container or package," but the Supreme Court decided it did.
The Supreme Court ruled that the appeals court correctly decided the state solid-waste law preempts the citys single-use bag prohibition. Plainly stated, the court ruled cities cannot ban plastic bags, likely opening up a challenge to Austin's bag ban, which was enacted in 2013.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsaustin.com ...
After the bagger handles those germ ridden reusable bags, I don't want them to handle my food.
They’ll bypass SCOTUS and charge for bags.
I call it a Tax
Yes! Need to stop this bag BS everywhere. Was recently in Hawaii and Walmart charges $0.15 for each plastic bag.
Why can’t we use easily recyclable and environmentally safe paper bags made from wonderful American trees?
as I walked out in the streets of Laraedo
as I walked out in Laraedo one day
I spied a young Mexican sleeping in a cardboard box
Nothing has changed in all those years.
LOL! Lot of good that it will do. Most of the residents of Laredo are waste.
I do...and honestly as much as I despise govt interference in anything it’s nice NOT to see those damned plastic bags on the side of the roads and in every fence and bush there is.
“LOL! Lot of good that it will do. Most of the residents of Laredo are waste. “
Yeah, putting a bag around it doesn’t change what’s in side does it!
“its nice NOT to see those damned plastic bags on the side of the roads and in every fence and bush there is.”
There wouldn’t be a problem if people cared about what the country looks like! The bags aren’t the problem, its the $hit people who use them and don’t properly dispose of them.
This wasn’t really a case about the merits of plastic bags. It was a case that decided the interpretation of a Texas law enacted by the state.
Good. Now can they do something to proactively ban illegals in Texas?
If only that were true - it's far worse now.
The Mexican-descended Hispanics are filthy people on the whole. Sorry that sounds racist, its just the truth. And Im talking about the culture, not their bloodline.
Their culture doesnt recognize the john as a place to put used toilet paper. They put it in trash cans or pile it on the floor. They put their kids soiled diapers just,... anywhere. It is not uncommon to see them in the gutters of the streets of Laredo. When I worked in clothing retail during college, weve find them among the merchandise.
You can always find one in a Walmart parking lot.
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