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 […]

Keeping An Eye On Plastic Bags

Keeping An Eye On Plastic Bags

Plastic Bag Ban Report (PBBR) was started on January 6th, 2010. The mission was to report on plastic bag bans across the globe. We saw the regulation of plastic bags as a growing legislative issue with many city leaders and other environmentalist. As more news and scientific studies of how plastic affects marine life and […]

Plastic Bag Ban Report Expands Coverage

Plastic Bag Ban Report Expands Coverage

New Sections For two years, PBBR has covered plastic bag bans and related stories across the globe. As we begin our third year, we are expanding coverage to include other environmental issues. We have added three new sections to the site: Ocean Debris, Polystyrene, and Environment. We feel that, with expanded coverage, we can better […]

Plastic Bag Ban Repository

Plastic Bag Ban Repository

Continous Growth Plastic Bag Ban Report began on January 6, 2010. PBBR has grown continuously since the beginning, reporting on plastic bag bans and environmental issues. The site has now become a reference source of plastic bag issues. Now, PBBR is read by over 7,000 visitors each month in 70 countries(1) around the globe. We […]

Business Leaders Use Plastic Bag Ban Report

Business Leaders Use Plastic Bag Ban Report

Business Leaders Exploit PBBR Business leaders, government decision-makers, other media outlets, and industry-specific publications read, and have linked to Plastic Bag Ban Report (PBBR). Why? With over 430 articles, PBBR is a repository of plastic bag bans around the globe. We publish only fact-validated news. PBBR is an accurate and reliable resource. How Businesses Use […]

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Comments From Readers

Plastic Bag Ban Report has hundreds of comments from readers across the globe. After reading an article, be sure to check the comments at the bottom of the article. If you feel the urge to add your own comments, or reply to an existing comment, please engage. Be sure to check Plastic Bag Ban Report […]

Newport, Oregon Plans To Regulate Plastic Bags

Newport, Oregon Plans To Regulate Plastic Bags

On October 17, 2011. the City Council of Newport, Oregon held a public hearing on the Plastic Bag Community Plan. The hearing allowed for public comment on the proposed ban on single-use plastic bags. There were fourteen people who spoke in favor of banning single-use plastic bags. There were no opposition speakers. In fact, Councilor […]

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 […]

Decatur, GA Mulls Plastic Bag Ban

Decatur, GA Mulls Plastic Bag Ban

The Environmental Sustainability Board of the City of Decatur, Georgia is trying to determine if they want to pursue an anti-bag tax or an outright ban on plastic carry-out bags. Home to 18,000 residents, Decatur, Georgia, is a very progressive small town and is located only a few miles from Atlanta, Georgia. Decatur is the […]

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 […]