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In remembrance of an ordinance passed
Monday, November 5, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano
Austin’s Single-Use Bag Ordinance is no more, but city staff members press on. In a Friday memo, Austin Resource Recovery Interim Director Sam Angoori detailed the myriad ways that the city would continue to “honor the intent” of the ordinance. To that end, city staffers will: promote businesses that have (voluntarily) prohibited single-use plastics on city media; distribute a public survey on the topic; distribute reusable bags; launch an educational campaign; and offer a zero-waste business rebate. In addition, the city recently joined the “New Plastics Economy Global Commitment,” an initiative that strives to “eliminate plastic pollution at its source.”
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