Why doesn't the city ban single-use plastics like plastic bags?

The current state legislature restricts certain action cities in North Carolina can take, including on banning certain items from being used. This is best demonstrated through the action taken in the Outer Banks. Senate Bill 1018 from 2009 implemented a ban on the use of plastic bags by retailers on the Outer Banks. However, in 2017 House Bill 56 repealed this ban after overriding a veto from Governor Cooper. Since the repeal, no other ban similar to this has been passed or has attempted to be passed in the state by any jurisdiction.

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1. Why doesn't the city ban single-use plastics like plastic bags?
2. How can residents help get a single-use plastic ban implemented?
3. Does the city have a compost program?
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5. What happened to STAR Communities?