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Evanston, Illinois Bans Plastic Bags

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Evanston, Illinois, July 28, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of the City of Evanston voted tonight to ban plastic bags at large retail stores within the city. Evanston is a suburb of the City of Chicago and home to Northwestern University. Set to take effect August 1, 2015, the…

Chicago Adopts Plastic Bag Ban

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Chicago, Illinois, April 30, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of the City of Chicago today voted to adopt a ban on plastic shopping bags. The ban will go into effect in August, 2015. The plastic bag prohibition affects all large stores in the city. Large stores means any store…

Illinois Governor Nixes Ban of Plastic Bag Bans

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Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 26, 2012 – PlasticBagBanReport.com – With only five days left before the bill became law, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed the bill SB 3442 which would have banned plastic bag bans. Known as the Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act, Bill SB3442 was passed by both the…

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

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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…

State of Illinois Outlaws Plastic Bag Bans

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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…

Illinois Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act

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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…

Chicago Aldermen Considering Plastic Bag Ban

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From myFoxchicago.com: Chicago Aldermen Pushing Plastic Bag Ban: MyFoxCHICAGO.com…