Sunset Valley follows Austin's lead on bag ban
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A box of plastic bags sits on the counter at Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and more, but with the passing of a single-use bag ban, come Sept. 1, store owner Susan Hitt will have to find a way to run her business without them.
"I'm a little concerned because I certainly don't want them to bring in their grocery bag and put the nice clean white shirts or whatever in a bag used for groceries," Hitt said.
Shoppers will have the option of using reusable bags or paper bags, just like in Austin.
In fact, in Sunset Valley, many shoppers don’t realize they’re not in Austin.
"I hand them their order and they're like, ‘Why are giving me a bag?’” Hilt said. “I'm like, ‘Well, you're in Sunset Valley.’"
Shoppers say the Sunset Valley ban shouldn't be too big of a change.
"If you are on a different side of town or someone does come to Sunset Valley, they'll be prepared," Sara Marantz, one local shopper, said.
While shoppers seem unfazed, for retailers like Hilt, there's still work left to do.
"I'll have to start prepping people to bring a bag depending on how they're taking it home," Hilt said.