Environmental committee discusses campaign to keep Laredo green

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee was set to take action on the “Love Laredo Bag It Green Campaign”.

File photo: Plastic bags

The campaign organization is attempting to gain support from the committee so they can work together, and create new ideas on how to keep Laredo free of litter.

Ever since the Texas Supreme Court overruled the plastic bag ban ordinance, the Rio Grande International Study Center and several other organizations have been working hard to keep Laredo free of any single-use plastic bags.

A member of the Environmental Services Department says the committee can help move this campaign forward by getting the city to create incentives or special privileges for businesses who take part in the initiative.

Due to a lack of quorum, no discussion or decision was made.

No word at this time on when the committee will meet again.