A controversial proposal is being considered by Houston's City Council to possibly phase out the use of plastic bags at grocery stores.
District H council member Ed Gonzalez proposed the amendment to the mayor's $4 billion budget plan for next year.
Gonzales said the bags create too much pollution in the city's bayous.
District A council member Helena Brown disagrees and said the pollution is minimal.
She also said jobs in the plastic bag industry here in Houston would suffer if bags were phased out.
A committee will study the plan.
The bags have already been banned in Brownsville and a similar ban goes into effect in Austin next year.