National Disposable Bag Tax Update

Washington, DC, Aug. 14, 2013 (PBBR) – On Earth Day 2013, Rep. Jim Moran introduced a bill, H.R. 1686, known as the Trash Reduction Act of 2013. The bill, if passed, would place a five cents retail tax on disposable carryout bags nationwide across the U.S. The tax would be charged by all retailers for […]

National Disposable Bag Tax in Congress

National Disposable Bag Tax in Congress

Trash Reduction Act of 2013 Washington, D.C., May 6, 2013 (PBBR) – Currently, the United States has no national plastic bag regulations. A bill in Congress will change that if it becomes law. The bill, H.R. 1686, known as the Trash Reduction Act of 2013, was introduced into the U.S. House on Earth Day of […]

U.S. Nationwide Plastic Bag Fee Bill Announced

U.S. Nationwide Plastic Bag Fee Bill Announced

Washington, D.C., April 22, 2013 (PBBR) – U.S. Representative Jim Moran, a Democrat from Northern Virginia, announced a bill entitled, “Trash Reduction Act” of 2013. The bill was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on Earth Day. See update: National Disposable Bag Tax in Congress The Trash Reduction Act would impose a five-cent fee […]

Stanley Cup Finals Ices Plastic Bags

The NHL announced last week that it won’t use plastic shopping bags during the Stanley Cup Finals. In an alliance with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the move is part of a larger NHL Green initiative throughout the league. The NHL is expecting to replace some 30,000 plastic bags normally used during the Stanley […]