Heartland Cities Consider Plastic Bag Bans

Heartland Cities Consider Plastic Bag Bans

Laredo, TX, July 13, 2013 (PBBR) – We have come to expect cities along coastal areas in California, Oregon, Washington and the East Coast to consider banning retailers from providing plastic bags to customers. However, there is now more movement in heartland cities to ban plastic bags and promote the use of reusable bags. Currently […]

Tompkins County, NY Considers Plastic Bag Ban

Tompkins County, NY Considers Plastic Bag Ban

Ithaca, New York, July 1, 2013 (PBBR) – The Tompkins County Legislature is considering adopting a local ordinance prohibiting retailers from giving plastic bags to customers at checkout. According to Wikipedia, Tompkins County comprises the entire Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Area with some 101,000 residents. It is also home to Cornell University. Today, the Tompkins County […]

Copperas Cove, Texas Researching Plastic Bag Ban

Copperas Cove, Texas Researching Plastic Bag Ban

Copperas Cove, Texas, Sept. 30, 2012 (PBBR) – The City of Copperas Cove, Texas is doing research into implementing a plastic bag ban. If passed, the small central Texas city of just over 30,000 citizens, would join other Texas municipalities with plastic bag regulations. Austin, TX passed a ban on paper and plastic bags on […]

San Mateo County Reusable Bag Ordinance Final EIR

San Mateo County Reusable Bag Ordinance Final EIR

EIR Required for Bag Ordinance Menlo Park, California, Sept. 7, 2012 (PBBR) – San Mateo County, California has been considering regulating disposable single-use bags for several months. The County has partnered with Menlo Park and several other municipalities to produce an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). See a complete listing of all cities participating with San […]

Odessa, Texas Still Considering Plastic Bag Ban

Odessa, Texas Still Considering Plastic Bag Ban

Ordinance Tabled for further study March 20, 2012 – The City of Odessa, Texas had been planning to outlaw all single-use carry-out bags. ¬†However, the proposal was not adopted by City Council. ¬†The Odessa City Council discussed the proposed municipal ordinance to ban plastic bags at its regular meeting on February 28th. Council members decided […]

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 […]

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 […]

Massachusetts Bill Would Limit Disposable Carryout Bags

Massachusetts Bill Would Limit Disposable Carryout Bags

A bill that would restrict the type of bag handed out by retailers has been filed in the State of Massachusetts. State Rep. Frank I. Smizik. filed Bill H01159 on January 20th of this year. The bill would effectively eliminate the current disposable plastic bag in use at retailers across the state. The bill would […]

Oregon Legislature Ponders Plastic Bag Ban

Will the State of Oregon be the first state in the U.S. to pass a statewide plastic bag ban? If Senator Mark Hass has his way, it will be. Hass introduced Senate Bill 536 in the Senate on January 10th. If it passes, SB 536 will ban single-use plastic bags at the check-out stand throughout […]

Wilton, CT Considering Plastic Bag Ban

According to news reports, the Town of Wilton, CT, USA is considering banning plastic bags. I have not yet been able to verify the facts, so I’ve included a link to a news report. Read “Retailers weigh in on possible plastic bag ban. Also, the non-profit group, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, has posted on […]