Stacy sent along this nice link to me to today regarding a group of Austinite's efforts to ban plastic bags in our city, and further educate consumers about the wastefulness of all disposable bags, and urge the use of cloth and compostable bags.
Ironically, at the time of the press conference on Monday, I'm going to be at work, so I can't go. Dammit. I'm still all in favor, actually, of keeping paper bags (or maybe both) and just slapping a huge tax on them. But that'll probably never happen. Anyway, it's a nice step in the right direction.
Actually, no, I take that back. I don't think either of them should exist at all. If you come to the store without bags, too bad. Looks like you're stuck carrying it.