By now, you have likely heard I am proposing a transition that will move San Antonio down a path toward becoming a litter-free community.
Late last year, after multiple conversations with members of the Citizen’s Environmental Advisory Committee members are appointed by each City Council member and the Mayor, I became aware of the environmental hazards of single-use plastic bags.
For some time, I had seen plastic bags strewn about our parks, caught in trees, and on frequent occasions, I had picked up countless deteriorating plastic bags during community clean-up events. I was well aware of the eyesore that the 335 plastic bags each American uses per year (U.S. International Trade Commission) cause. What I soon came to learn was that single-use plastics are not biodegrading in our landfills. In fact, many of them are making their way into our waterways and wreaking havoc when wildlife ingest shards of bags.
read more via Plastic Bag Ban: Transitioning to a Litter-Free San Antonio | The Rivard Report.