AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin launched its bag ban a month ago and it's still taking some shoppers a bit to catch on.
While it might be obvious for some to bring their own bags to the grocery store, customers at other businesses say the ban is taking some getting used to.
Remembering retail stores like Home Depot are affected as well, is still catching some shoppers off-guard.
"I was shocked a bit because, you know, this is a home improvement store," shopper David Ramos said, "and I wouldn't think it would affect Home Depot or Lowe's or something like that."
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Aiden Cohen, Austin's environmental conservation manager says, so far, the bag ban implementation has gone fairly well.
"I think change is difficult for anybody," Cohen said. "I think the City of Austin's residents have done a great job moving forward and making real progress towards sustainability."
Before the ban went into effect, the group sent out information to 17,500 businesses.
Cohen's office hasn't had many complaints about the ban since its implementation, or heard about issues from businesses, like increased theft.
Shoppers are allowed to bring whatever type of bag they want to use, only bags being handed out by stores are ones that must meet compliance.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.