We are closer! This is so exciting for me... The Bag Monster is coming to Brownsville, Texas. Brownsville is about 45 minutes from where I live. He is coming to make a visit because Brownsville is the first state to put a city wide ban on plastic bags! There was many events last year where they gave out reusable bags and educate the public about the ban. It goes into effect tomorrow, January 5th. If you still want to or forget your reusable bags you will be charged $1!
That is incentive enough for me to use a reusable bag. Places like medical offices and dry cleaners won't be included in the ban and anyone who does not comply can face up to $500 in fines. The City of Brownsville put together FAQs, you can view them HERE.
Tomorrow there will be a Commissioners meeting and that's where the Bag Monster will speak and I plan on attending. I want to take some video, not sure if we will be allowed, but I will definitely take some pics!
"We want to have a beautiful city,” Commissioner Edward Camarillo said. “We want to make sure that we take care of the environment."