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When it returns from summer break in August, the City Council will take up Dwaine Caraway's proposed ordinance banning, among other things, single-use plastic bags.
Based on the back-and-forth at the Quality of Life and Government Services Committee meeting earlier this month ? not to mention earlier, failed efforts to ban the bag ? it'll be a contentious debate, with environmentalists on one side and the American Progressive Bag Alliance and grocers and big-box retailers on the other.
Caraway is convinced he'll win; others on the council say the ban is far from a done deal.
In advance of the showdown, Luke Metzger, founder and director of Austin-based Environment Texas, has launched a petition in support of the ban on MoveOn.org.