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Since bag ban’s start, few formal complaints, no fines

By Sarah Coppola - American-Statesman Staff



In the nearly three months since Austin’s ban on single-use bags began, Austinites have complained to the city about only a few stores not following the rules.

The ban, which took effect March 1, prevents retailers from offering thin, paper and plastic bags at checkout counters. Enforcement is complaint-driven.

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