Tuesday, January 25, 2011
South Padre has just jumped on the bag banning band wagon, after the success in Brownsville. This makes sense in coastal communities, where plastic bags can wreak havoc on sea birds and marine life. Local surfer activists pushed this measure through the city council with a unanimous outcome. These two communities (Brownsville pop about 176,000, South Padre pop about 2800) are relatively small compared to San Antonio, but they are interesting case studies to see how the populace reacts to the ban.