Recycling is Key

Recycling is Key

If all plastic carryout bags were recycled, we wouldn’t need to ban plastic bags. The EPA says that only about 12% of plastic bags are recycled in America. In 2008, 102 billion plastic bags were produced in the United States. At a 12% recycling rate, only 12 billion were recycled. Of the remaining 90 billion […]

Recycling as Convenient as Plastic

Recycling as Convenient as Plastic

Most disposable plastic can be recycled. Few Americans recycle because it is inconvenient. I fully believe that people would put recyclables into recycle bins if there was a recycle bin handy. Trash cans are everywhere you go: at the gas station, convenience store, fast food outlets, at the mall, at the park, on the beach. […]

Top Ten Reasons to Ban Plastic Bags

Top Ten Reasons to Ban Plastic Bags

1. Hazard to Marine Life, Sea Birds, Animals Plastic bags do not degrade in the marine environment. Plastic bags photo-degrade, meaning they break down into smaller and smaller bits of plastic but never completely go away. Marine animals, such as turtles, and seabirds see these micro plastic particles floating in the water and think that […]

Why Ban Plastic Bags?

Why Ban Plastic Bags?

While being interviewed by a journalist in Africa, I was asked the question, “Why ban plastic bags?” It was a very good question. I proceeded to explain briefly the following ten reasons why I feel plastic bags should be extinct across the world. I also stated that plastic bags are a great invention. Concurrently, they […]

Global Regulation of Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are being regulated around the world. Countries around the world are regulating plastic bags and their usage. Plastic bags have become such a global threat to our environment that some countries are banning the manufacture, sale, and distribution of plastic bags. See the stories of plastic bag regulation in countries around the globe. […]

Plastic Bag News by State

Plastic Bag News by State

U. S. State by State List of Plastic Bag News Plastic Bag Ban Report lists plastic bag news and legislation State by State. Scroll the list below and click on the state. Use Google Translate to put the news in your language. United States Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Florida Hawaii Kentucky Louisiana Illinois […]

California Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Suspended

California Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Suspended

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — After a signature check conducted by California county registrars, Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced the qualification of a ballot measure to repeal Senate Bill 270, legislation passed in 2014 to ban plastic retail bags and allow grocers to charge – and keep – 10 cents for each […]

EU Sets New Rules to Regulate Plastic Bags

EU Sets New Rules to Regulate Plastic Bags

Brussels, Belgium, December 17, 2014 – Meeting in Brussels today, the Council of the European Union reached a political agreement on a draft directive to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic bags. In a new set of rules, the Council intends to limit the negative environmental impact of litter from plastic carrier bags. Plastic carrier […]

Long Island’s East End Gaines 2 New Bans

Long Island’s East End Gaines 2 New Bans

The East End of Long Island has been talking plastic bag bans for quite awhile. Recently, two more towns passed plastic bag legislation. The towns of Southampton and East Hampton adopted plastic bag bans in December of last year. Both bans will take effect in 2015. Read the full story by Erica Cirino: Two Long […]

PBBR Celebrates 5 Years with New Site

PBBR Celebrates 5 Years with New Site

Update: This site has been removed. Limited time did not permit operating this site. Columbus, GA, Jan 24, 2015 (PBBR) – On January 6, Plastic Bag Ban Report (PBBR) celebrated its 5-year anniversary. Five years of reporting on plastic bag bans across the globe. Along the way, more than 530 reports have been published making […]