Wales To Levy 5p Charge On Carrier Bags

Wales To Levy 5p Charge On Carrier Bags

Starting October 1st, Wales will become the first country in the United Kingdom to levy a charge on single-use carrier bags. The charge is part of Wales’ efforts to dramatically reduce the number of carrier bags provided to shoppers. According to Environment Minister Jane Davidson, each household used an average of 273 carrier bags just […]

Montgomery County Wants Nickel Fee On Single-Use Bags

Montgomery County Wants Nickel Fee On Single-Use Bags

Montgomery County, Maryland, USA With the support of the Environmental Community and the County Council, County Executive Ike Leggett announced Monday, March 7th, a proposal to place a nickel charge on all single-use bags provided by retailers. The legislation would go into effect on January 1, 2012. All retailers would be required to charge the […]

City of Orillia, Ontario Imposes Shopping Bag Fee

New Plastic Bag By-Law Starting January 1, 2010, all retail business establishments in the City of Orillia will be required to charge a minimum five-cent ($0.05) fee for each plastic shopping bag they distribute. The law applies to retail outlets, fast food restaurants, and convenience stores. Both the number of plastic bags provided to a […]

Washington, DC’s Fee Only Plastic Bag Ban

Washington, DC’s Fee Only Plastic Bag Ban

On January 1st, 2010, Washington, DC put into effect a new law known as “Anacostia River Clean Up and Protection Act of 2009”. This law has been known mostly as the Plastic Bag Fee law. If you make a retail purchase in the city and don’t have your own bag with you, you will pay […]