Medina Sets Plastic Bag Ban Meeting

by Elizabeth Ruiz
Everyone from restaurateurs and dry cleaners to HEB and Walmart will be represented at a meeting Tuesday concerning a proposed ban on plastic single-use bags in San Antonio.
District 7 City Councilman Cris Medina tells 550 KTSA News he's trying to get their input before the proposal goes to the council's governance committee next week.
"I just wanted the retailers to give us some feedback so that we can draft an ordinance that makes sense for San Antonio and for our consumers," said Medina.
He says too many plastic bags end up littering creeks, parks and getting stuck in trees. In addition to being an eyesore, he says the cleanup is costly.
There would be some exceptions to the single-use plastic bag ban.
"It's my understanding that the bags dry cleaners use are 100 percent recyclable, so they could be exempt.  We just don't know yet," said Medina.
The meeting, which also includes restaurateurs and representatives from the Edwards Aquifer Authority, VIA, the San Antonio Restaurant Association and the San Antonio River Authority is scheduled from 10:30 to noon Tuesday at City Hall.

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