Texas Legislator Files Bill To Ban Plastic Bag Bans

Texas Legislator Files Bill To Ban Plastic Bag Bans

AUSTIN, TX., March 5, 2013 — Texas legislator Rep. Drew Springer has filed a bill in the Texas House titled, ‘The Shopping Bag Freedom Act’. Springer filed House Bill 2416 in response to the Texas City of Austin’s plastic bag ban that went into effect on March 1st. Ironically, Austin is the state capitol of […]

Illinois Governor Nixes Ban of Plastic Bag Bans

Illinois Governor Nixes Ban of Plastic Bag Bans

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 House and Senate in the […]

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 […]

Los Angeles County Paper Bag Charge Tested in Appeals Court

Los Angeles County Paper Bag Charge Tested in Appeals Court

Plastic Bag Company Claims Prop 26 Applies | Plastic Bag Ban Report LOS ANGELES, California, April 19, 2012 (ENS) – A lawsuit challenging Los Angeles County’s plastic bag ban and 10-cent paper bag charge has gone to the California Court of Appeal. In July 2011, Los Angeles County passed the Plastic and Paper Carryout Bag […]

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 […]

Chestertown, Maryland Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance

We reported here on March 10th, 2011 that Chestertown, Maryland Town Council voted to ban plastic bags. Chestertown’s Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance was approved and took effect on January 19th, 2012. The ordinance is effective for all retailers, not just supermarkets, liquor stores, or pharmacies, and prohibits the free distribution to customers of single-use plastic […]

Westport, Connecticut Retail Checkout Bag Ordinance

The Town of Westport, CT passed an ordinance on September 2, 2008, with the most extensive ban on plastic bags in the U.S. Since then, through sharing documents and guidance, the sponsors of the ordinance have been assisting many other communities in their efforts to ban plastic bags. Indeed, Rye, New York passed an ordinance […]

Long Beach City News Release

Long Beach City News Release

Long Beach, California is located in Los Angeles County. LA County passed a plastic bag ordinance in November, 2010 and established a model for cities located within the County. See LA County’s Plastic Bag Ban. Large Stores Begins August 1st Long Beach residents are reminded to “Take a Tote” when shopping at large grocery stores, […]