Petitions Circling to Erase Plastic Bag Bans
Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Towns all around the Basin have been moving towards banning plastic bags but now there's a movement trying to bag those bans.

Petitions are circling the Internet trying to erase the bag bans. has petitions for cities around the U.S. including Midland and Odessa.

So why exactly would getting rid of plastic bags be a bad idea?

They argue that thousands of Americans rely on plastic bag manufacturing and the recycling industry to make ends meet.

They also argue that some reusable bags contain unsafe levels of toxic metals like lead.