Dallas, TX Adopts Citywide Fee On Plastic Bags

Dallas, TX Adopts Citywide Fee On Plastic Bags

161st U.S. Jurisdiction to Regulate Plastic Bags Dallas, Texas, March 26, 2014 (PBBR) – The Dallas City Council voted to regulate plastic bags at the regular Council Meeting today. The Council did not ban plastic bags. Instead, they voted to place a five cents environmental fee on any plastic or paper bag issued by a […]

England Sets 5p Fee For Plastic Bags

England Sets 5p Fee For Plastic Bags

England, September 14, 2013 (PBBR) – Deputy Prime Minister and Lord President of the Council, the Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, along with Lord de Mauley, announced on September 14 that a five pence mandatory charge for single-use carrier bags will be introduced from Autumn 2015. Read the full story. Log In or Register for […]

Breckenridge Passes Disposable Bag Fee

Breckenridge Passes Disposable Bag Fee

Promote Reusable Bags Breckenridge, CO July 25, 2013 (PBBR) – The Town of Breckenridge passed the Disposable Bag Fee on April 9th of this year. The ordinance takes effect on October 1, 2013. Mark Truckey, Assistant Director of Community Development for the town of Breckenridge, took time to meet with me in his office and […]

Wales’ Single-Use Bag Levy Both Effective and Popular

Wales’ Single-Use Bag Levy Both Effective and Popular

Huge Reductions in Single-Use Carrier Bags Cardiff, Wales, Sept. 24, 2012 – (PBBR)- The use of single-use carrier bags has been drastically reduced in Wales after the government implemented a five-pence levy last October 1st. All retailers are required to levy the fee for any bag, paper or plastic, distributed to the customer. In a […]

Bulgaria Hikes Ecotax on Plastic Bags

Bulgaria Hikes Ecotax on Plastic Bags

Bulgaria Raises Plastic Bag Tax | Plastic Bag Ban Report SOFIA, Bulgaria, June 20, 2012 (ENS) – The government of Bulgaria will impose an ecotax on the production of all kinds of plastic bags from October 1 in a new attempt to curb their use. On June 13, the Cabinet of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov […]

Toronto City Council to Rethink Plastic Bag Fee

Toronto City Council to Rethink Plastic Bag Fee

Toronto Mayor Objects to Five-Cent Plastic Bag Fee | Plastic Bag Ban Report TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, May 17, 2012 (ENS) – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his Executive Committee have voted to trash the city’s five-cent plastic bag fee effective July 1. Following the 6-1 vote on Monday, the full Toronto City Council will consider […]

Awash in Plastic Bags, Ho Chi Minh City Tries a Tax

Awash in Plastic Bags, Ho Chi Minh City Tries a Tax

60 Metric Tonnes of Plastic Bags Every Day | Plastic Bag Ban Report HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, May 1, 2012 (ENS) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Vietnam’s largest city has again proposed banning free carry-out plastic bags. The nine million people in Ho Chi Minh City throw away 60 metric […]

Northern Ireland Places Levy On Single-Use Carrier Bags

Northern Ireland Places Levy On Single-Use Carrier Bags

January 30, 2012 – Northern Ireland Environment Minister Alex Attwood announced today that a levy will be placed on single-use carrier bags starting in April, 2013. The initial levy will be five pence, increasing to ten pence in April, 2014. Northern Ireland uses approximately 250 million carrier bags each year.(1) The levy is expected to […]

Basalt, Colorado to Follow Region With Plastic Bag Fee

Basalt, Colorado to Follow Region With Plastic Bag Fee

On August 23rd, 2011, the Town Council of Basalt, Colorado, USA, voted 5-1 to pass the first reading of an ordinance placing a fee on single-use bags.  Known as the Waste Reduction Bag Fee, the Town Manager is responsible for implementing the new ordinance. Basalt is located in the Roaring Fork Valley region of Colorado’s […]