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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…

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…

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…

Sint Maarten to Ban Disposable Plastic Bags

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. April 14, 2013 (PBBR) – Two Members of Parliament (MP) of Sint Maarten are proposing to regulate disposable plastic bags in the island country. The two MP’s submitted their draft law to the Sint Maarten Parliament last Thursday and the bill must now work it’s way through…

Breckenridge, CO Pursues Fee on Disposable Bags

Breckenridge, Colorado. March 31, 2013 – The ski resort town of Breckenridge, located 9600 feet above sea level in Summit County, Colorado, USA is considering implementing a fee on disposable bags, paper and plastic. The Breckenridge Town Council is proposing an ordinance that would require all retailers, not just food…

Menlo Park Reusable Bag Ordinance Meeting

Screening of “Bag It” Movie Menlo Park, CA, Dec. 6, 2012 – The City of Menlo Park, California will hold one more meeting before City Council votes on the proposed reusable bag ordinance. The Council is set to vote on the ordinance next month. The last meeting was Oct. 11,…

Santa Fe, New Mexico Proposes Reusable Bag Ordinance

Affected Retailers Must Provide Reusable Bags Santa Fe, New Mexico, Oct. 1, 2012 (PBBR) – The city of Santa Fe, New Mexico is considering banning plastic bags, regulating the use of recyclable paper bags, and promoting the use of reusable bags. These regulations would become law in a single piece…

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…

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…

Barrington, Rhode Island May Ban Plastic Bags

State’s First Plastic Bag Ban | Plastic Bag Ban Report Barrington, Rhode Island, July 30, 2012 (PBBR) – Tonight, the Barrington Town Council will discuss and act on a Plastic Bag Reduction Initiative. Joseph Roberts of the town’s Conservation Commission studied the issue of plastic bags in Barrington and drafted…

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