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 […]

U.S.’s Largest Cities Pass Plastic Bag Bans

Atlanta, Georgia, May 1, 2014 (PBBR) – Yesterday, the nation’s third largest city passed a plastic bag ban. Of the Chicago City Council members present, 78% voted to adopt the proposed ordinance. Last year, the nations second largest city, Los Angeles, California adopted plastic bag regulations. New York City, the largest city in the U.S. […]

90 Billion Plastic Bags Missing

90 Billion Plastic Bags Missing

April 29, 2014 – Here is an excerpt from a new book I have coming out in a couple of weeks. I wanted to share this information with you. The article is entitled: The Problem with Plastic Bags. First of all, the biggest problem is with the sheer volume of bags being used. In 2008, […]

Data Shows Plastic Bag Bans Work

Data Shows Plastic Bag Bans Work

April 8, 2014 (PBBR) – There are now approximately 163 jurisdictions across the U.S. which have adopted various forms of plastic bag regulations. The big question is: Do plastic bag bans work? We were curious. So we did research to find the answer. We looked at five of the top bans in the country where […]

Plastic Bag Ban Milestones

Plastic Bag Ban Milestones

April 3, 2014 (PBBR) – The first plastic bag ban in the U.S. was adopted in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1990. In 1998, Galena, Alaska adopted a ban which went into effect in January, 1999. In 2002, two more Alaska villages, Emmonak and Kotlik, passed plastic bag bans. These first towns and villages were the pioneers […]

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

A Call for Papers Plastic Bag Ban Report is looking for research articles and studies about plastic bags, disposable bags, paper bags, plastic bag bans, and plastic ocean debris. Our intent is to be a more informative resource for municipalities and government agencies who want to consider all the pros and cons of plastic bag […]

Plastic Bag Bans Hurt Economy?

Plastic Bag Bans Hurt Economy?

Aug. 20, 2012, (PBBR) – Does plastic bag bans hurt the area’s economy?  In January, 2010, Washington, D.C. instituted a five cent fee on plastic bags provided by retailers at check-out. Los Angeles County, California passed legislation banning single-use plastic bags on Nov. 16, 2010. What economic effect did those two pieces of legislation have […]