Why Texas Has a New Law about Plastic Delivery Crates from Grocery Stores

Sometimes the world changes enough that new crimes emerge and new laws have to be written. The just-completed Texas Legislature dealt with one of those. Retailers, bakeries and other food and beverage companies have lobbied the Legislature for years to create penalties to help prevent the theft of plastic delivery crates.

No, baby boomers, this isn’t like when you went to college and repurposed milk crates as catchalls and temporary dorm shelving. That problem was solved by the market when the Container Store and others started making and selling them. This time, plastic tray thefts are costing US companies tens of millions of dollars a year because thieves have found a way to turn them into cash… Dallas News

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