Plastic Bags Banned in Pecos

Plastic Bags Banned in Pecos

PECOS, TX (KWES) - It's official. The City of Pecos has banned plastic bags.

However, the ordinance will not go into effect until January 1 of 2016.

But there will be a voluntary ban on plastic shopping bags starting August 1.

Stores will have to switch over to biodegradable bags or people can bring in their own shopping bags.

City officials say this all came about after concern that plastic bags were hurting the environment.