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Will Dallas Be The Next City to Ban Plastic or Paper Bags?

Mar 7, 2014
Doualy Xaykaothao / KERA News

Communities across the United States have banned plastic and paper bags, the kind that you get at grocery stores and take-out spots. But Dallas hasn’t been able to decide, at least not since council member Dwaine Caraway proposed a ban a year ago.

Caraway wasn’t always a green-living kind of a guy.   

“I was the last one to get on board with recycling,” Caraway said. “In fact, recycling in this city was somewhat being held up because I was not on board. But once through education, you learn, and you see yourself, and you say, 'Hey, this is the right thing to do.'”