Would a plastic bag ban work in Houston?

Similar bans are in effect in Austin, Brownsville and South Padre Island

HOUSTON - Corpus Christi city leaders are scheduled to consider whether disposable plastic bags should be banned. Which made us wonder if that ban work in Houston?

Back in March, a ban went into effect in Austin. While it was one step forward for the environment, it caused a trip back to the parking lot for some people.

Bag bans have their supporters, but some just don't see it working here in the Bayou City.

According to a government report, it takes 10 to 20 years to break down a plastic bag in the environment. A little less than the one million years it could take for a glass bottle.

Brownsville was the first Texas city to ban plastic bags back in January of 2011. South Padre Island and Fort Stockton quickly followed suit.

Some Dallas leaders are also pushing for the ban.

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