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National Disposable Bag Tax Update

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…

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.…

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…

Bans by State

Plastic Bag Ban Report publishes news from around the globe on plastic bag bans. We also list plastic bag legislation by U.S. State. Scroll the list below and click on the state. Use Google Translate to put the news in your language. United States Alaska California Colorado Connecticut Hawaii Illinois…

Stanley Cup Finals Ices Plastic Bags

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…