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 […]

Got Your Bags – Florida Keys

Got Your Bags – Florida Keys

Written by Leigh Anne Schuler Florida Keys, Dec. 18, 2012 – “Got Your Bags?” Florida Keys is a coalition of residents, businesses, organizations, and local government dedicated to the reduction and voluntary elimination of single use plastic bags. The group formed together during the summer of 2012 to raise awareness of the dangers of plastic […]

UN Honors Young Kenyan for Plastic Bag Recycling

UN Honors Young Kenyan for Plastic Bag Recycling

LEVERKUSEN, Germany, November 12, 2012 (ENS) – A Kenyan community project that turns plastic bags into clothing, accessories and housewares has been chosen to receive an international youth award by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Award winner Mwanyuma Hope Mugambi, 23, studies environmental sciences Kenyatta University in Mombasa. Mugambi and her team of volunteers […]

Another City Embraces Bag Ban

Another City Embraces Bag Ban

Laguna Vista, TX, Sept. 20, 2012 – The following article was originally published by Valley Green Space. Written by Madeleine Sandefur, the story outlines the steps taken to get a plastic bag ordinance passed in Laguna Vista, Texas. The story is published here by permission of Madeleine Sandefur. Another City Embraces the Bag Ban By […]

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 […]

London Green Group Urges a ‘Plastic-Bag-Free’ Olympics

London Green Group Urges a ‘Plastic-Bag-Free’ Olympics

No Single-Use Plastic Bags at Events | Plastic Bag Ban Report LONDON, UK, July 27, 2012 (ENS) – As the first day of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games dawns with the ringing of bells across Britain, the grassroots campaign group Greener upon Thames is calling on Olympic organizers, visitors, suppliers and sponsors to avoid the […]

12-Year-Old Takes on ‘Big Plastic’ With Petition

12-Year-Old Takes on ‘Big Plastic’ With Petition

CHICAGO, Illinois, July 10, 2012 (ENS) – People are still signing Abby Goldberg’s petition asking the governor of Illinois to veto a bill on his desk that would make it illegal for Illinois cities and towns to enact plastic bag bans. When the 12-year-old Grayslake, Illinois student presented Governor Pat Quinn with her petition on […]

Trying To Change People’s Bag Habits

Trying To Change People’s Bag Habits

Gravity – The Meaning of Life by Matt Adams When I was 29, I left an amazing group of people and a good paying job in Seattle, Washington on a solo mission to culture myself and learn more about the world and what was outside of my bubble and “The American Way”. After traveling through […]

Save Our Shores Educates Citizens About Santa Cruz Plastic Bag Ban

Save Our Shores Educates Citizens About Santa Cruz Plastic Bag Ban

February 26, 2012 — Save Our Shores, a marine conservation organization based in Santa Cruz, California, has scheduled several public events to educate citizens about the upcoming plastic bag ban. The Santa Cruz County Single-Use Bag Reduction Ordinance takes effect on March 20th. Educational events and free reusable bag give-aways are scheduled to take place: […]