Plastic Bag Ordinance

On December 15, 2009, the City of Brownsville passed the first noteworthy ordinance of its kind in the State of Texas. The ordinance stipulated the creation of the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC). The EAC met once a week until the ordinance became effective on January 5, 2011. The EAC included the following:
  • Brownsville Grocers (4 members)
  • Brownsville Committees (4 members)
  • Brownsville Shopping Centers (1 member)
  • City Commissioners (1 member)
  • Other Brownsville Businesses (1 member)
City of Brownsville Plastic Bag Ordinance