So Austin is looking to match San Francisco's increase in emergency hospitalizations for food poisoning by banning single-use bags at all stores. They clutter up the streets and fill up landfills, you see. Reusable ones are better for the environment, better for hospitals, and better for wage slaves in China.
So everybody is going to stop using plastic bags then. Great.
Except for the largest retail grocery chain in town. H.E.B. is exempt. Them plus Walmart and you're probably at the 80th percentile for all the single-use bags given out by stores in Austin.
Way to be, Austin. You suck. Bonus points if you follow the example set by the Obama administration with obamacare and go around issuing waivers even though there is no provision for them in the law.