State of Illinois Outlaws Plastic Bag Bans

State of Illinois Outlaws Plastic Bag Bans

Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act Becomes Law | Plastic Bag Ban Report Illinois, USA, June 7, 2012 (PBBR) – On June 1st, the Illinois General Assembly passed into law the Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act, SB 3442. Introduced by Sen. Terry Link, the bill created producer responsibility, mandating that plastic bag manufacturers would […]

Albay Province, Philippines Prohibits Plastic Bags

Albay Province, Philippines Prohibits Plastic Bags

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines, June 1, 2012 (ENS) – As of June 1, commercial establishments across the province of Albay are forbidden to use plastic bags, styrofoam and other synthetic materials as packaging for goods sold to the public. Located in the Bicol Region on southeastern Luzon island, Albay is the first province in Bicol […]

Los Angeles First Big City to Ban Plastic Bags

Los Angeles First Big City to Ban Plastic Bags

Los Angeles, 2nd Largest US City, Bans Plastic Bags | Plastic Bag Ban Report LOS ANGELES, California, May 23, 2012 (ENS) – Los Angeles City Council today voted to adopt a ban on single-use plastic bags at retail checkouts, making the “City of Angels” the largest in the country to phase out the single-use bags. […]

Plastic Bags Banned on All Hawaiian Islands

Plastic Bags Banned on All Hawaiian Islands

Plastic Bags Banned Statewide | Plastic Bag Ban Report HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 14, 2012 (ENS) – Hawaii has just become the first U.S. state to ban single-use plastic shopping bags. While no law has yet been passed on the state level, each of the counties in the state has now enacted its own plastic bag […]

SeaWorld Parks Eliminates Plastic Bags

SeaWorld Parks Eliminates Plastic Bags

Largest Theme Park Operator to Ban Plastic Bags | Plastic Bag Ban Report Orlando, Fla. (April 25, 2012) – Paper or plastic? Soon there will be just one choice at the 10 theme parks of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment — paper — as the company eliminates plastic shopping bags within the next year. SeaWorld Parks […]

Illinois Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act

Illinois Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act

Plastic Bag Regulation by Producer Responsibility | Plastic Bag Ban Report A bill in the Illinois State Legislature this session, if passed, would create the Illinois Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act. If the bill becomes law, plastic bag manufacturers would have to meet several requirements in order to do business in the state of […]

Turning Green Plants Into Greener Plastics

Turning Green Plants Into Greener Plastics

Green Plastics | Plastic Bag Ban Report NEWARK, Delaware, May 3, 2012 (ENS) – A team of chemical engineers has discovered a new way to make plastic bottles and food packaging from plants rather than from petroleum. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Delaware announced Monday that they have developed […]

Massachusetts’ Plastic Bag Reduction Act

Massachusetts’ Plastic Bag Reduction Act

Massachusetts’ Plastic Bag Reduction Act | Plastic Bag Ban Report Sponsored by State Representative Lori A. Ehrlich from Marblehead, Bill H.1990 would require all retailers to provide compostable bags at checkout. If passed, the law would not prohibit retailers from giving bags to customers, but would eliminate non-biodegradable plastic bags and require retailers to use […]

Plastic Bottles Banned At Saguaro National Park

Plastic Bottles Banned At Saguaro National Park

15% of Park’s Total Waste Stream March 21st, 2012 – The U.S. National Park Service announced today that it is eliminating disposable plastic bottles in another of its National Parks. On February 6th, 2012, Grand Canyon National Park eliminated the sale of water in disposable plastic bottles. Today, Saguaro National Park joined a growing number […]