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 […]

Plastic Bag Ban Calendar

Plastic Bag Ban Calendar

Plastic Bag Ban Report just published a 2015 calendar which list all plastic bag bans and regulations due to take effect in 2015. A handy desk calendar, plastic bag bans are listed by month. An easy reference, the 2015 Plastic Bag Ban Calendar allows retailers and others to be able to plan ahead. The Calendar […]

Provincetown, Cape Cod’s 1st Town To Regulate Bags

Provincetown, Cape Cod’s 1st Town To Regulate Bags

Provincetown, MA, Oct. 27, 2014 (PBBR) – Cape Cod’s first plastic bag regulations were passed today in Provincetown. At Special Town Meeting, Article 8, General Bylaw Amendment/Plastic Bag Reduction was passed and will take effect April 15, 2015. A new section will be added to the town’s bylaws which will be known as Provincetown Single-Use […]

San Mateo County Reusable Bag Ordinance Works

San Mateo County Reusable Bag Ordinance Works

San Mateo County, California, October 29, 2014 (PBBR) – On April 22, 2013, the County of San Mateo, California implemented a Reusable Bag Ordinance. Most jurisdictions in the county also adopted the ordinance. A year and a half later, surveys prove that the Ordinance has garnered dramatic results. The San Mateo County Environmental Health staff […]

Plastic Industry Will Fight SB 270

Sacramento, California, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – After California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a new bill, SB 270, the plastic industry immediately filed for a voter referendum to repeal the law. SB 270 made California the first state in the nation to pass a statewide plastic bag ban by a state legislature. The […]

Shark Tank Investor Comments On SB 270

Obviously, there are many people across the nation who take issue with California’s new statewide plastic bag ban. TV’s business news channel, CNBC, interviewed one of the investors on CNBC’s popular show, Shark Tank, about the new law. I watched with interest and decided to share the video.

SB 270: A Businessman’s Perspective

SB 270: A Businessman’s Perspective

Businessman Gary Ray of Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA gives his perspective of SB 270, California’s new state-wide plastic bag ban. Here is a re-print of his story, by his permission, that he published on his blog. Although his business doesn’t fall under the state’s new law, Gary still is an environmentalist. I felt […]