Boulder, CO Bag Fee Gets Results

Boulder, CO Bag Fee Gets Results

Boulder, Colorado, March 10, 2014 (PBBR) – On July 1st of last year, the City of Boulder, Colorado enacted a charge of ten cents for each disposable bag that a customer requested at checkout. The charge applies to both plastic bags or paper bags and is in effect only at “food stores”. Today, Jamie Harkins, […]

Eau Claire Council Passes 4-Phase Disposable Bag Reduction Plan

Five-Year Reduction Plan Eau Claire, Wisconsin, March 5, 2014 (PBBR) – On February 11, 2014, at a regular meeting, the City Council of Eau Claire, Wisconsin accepted the report from the Sustainable Bag Committee. The Council then adopted a resolution based upon the Committee’s findings and recommendations. The Council’s Resolution sets in motion a 4-Phase […]

Aspen’s Paper Bag Fee Challenged by Lawsuit

Aspen’s Paper Bag Fee Challenged by Lawsuit

Aspen, CO, August 24, 2013 (PBBR) – The City of Aspen, Colorado is a ski resort located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, the City Council of Aspen, Colorado passed an ordinance to regulate disposable bags. The ordinance banned plastic bags from being handed out by retail grocery stores and placed […]

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

A Call for Papers Plastic Bag Ban Report is looking for research articles and studies about plastic bags, disposable bags, paper bags, plastic bag bans, and plastic ocean debris. Our intent is to be a more informative resource for municipalities and government agencies who want to consider all the pros and cons of plastic bag […]

Denver Council Committee Passes Disposable Bag Fee

Denver Council Committee Passes Disposable Bag Fee

Denver, CO, Aug. 20, 2013 (PBBR) – A proposed Disposable Bag Fee bill in the city of Denver has passed its first hurdle. A committee of the Denver City Council, the Health, Safety, Education & Services Committee (HSES), discussed the proposed plastic and paper bag fee ordinance and held a public hearing on the matter. […]

Maryland Proposes Fee on Disposable Carryout Bags

Maryland Proposes Fee on Disposable Carryout Bags

Annapolis, MD, April 19, 2013 (PBBR) – SB 0576, a bill entitled “Community Cleanup and Greening Act of 2013” proposes to impose a 5 cent fee on disposable carryout bags, paper or plastic. Introduced by Senator Raskin, the bill would allow each retailer to retain one cent of the fee and two cents of the […]

Vermont Legislator Proposes 5 Cent Fee on Disposable Bags

Vermont Legislator Proposes 5 Cent Fee on Disposable Bags

Montpelier, VT, April 19, 2013 (PBBR) – Vermont State Senator Richard McCormack has introduced a bill into the General Assembly of the State of Vermont that would impose a fee of five cents on disposable carryout bags. If passed, bill H.491 would apply to any type of disposable shopping bag, no matter what material it […]

Breckenridge, CO Pursues Fee on Disposable Bags

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 stores, to charge a fee […]

Austin, Texas Approves Carryout Bag Ordinance

Austin, Texas Approves Carryout Bag Ordinance

March 3rd, 2012 – At 2:05 am Friday morning, March 1st, the Austin City Council approved an ordinance which prohibits retailers from providing single-use carryout bags to customers. Added as an amendment to the City Code, the ordinance prohibits all retailers from providing plastic or paper disposable bags to its customers or any person. The […]