San Mateo County Reusable Bag Ordinance Works

San Mateo County Reusable Bag Ordinance Works

San Mateo County, California, October 29, 2014 (PBBR) – On April 22, 2013, the County of San Mateo, California implemented a Reusable Bag Ordinance. Most jurisdictions in the county also adopted the ordinance. A year and a half later, surveys prove that the Ordinance has garnered dramatic results. The San Mateo County Environmental Health staff […]

Nevada City Plastic Bag Ban Adopted

Nevada City Plastic Bag Ban Adopted

Nevada City, California, June 25, 2014 (PBBR) – After several months of planning and deliberation, the City Council of Nevada City passed a plastic bag ban by unanimous vote. First reported here on March 8 of this year, Nevada City wanted to make sure the ordinance was passed ahead of September 1st in case the […]

City of Beverly Hills, CA Bans Plastic Bags

City of Beverly Hills, CA Bans Plastic Bags

Beverly Hills, California, Earth Day, April 22, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of Beverly Hills voted unanimously on Earth Day to ban plastic bags. The ordinance states that no store shall provide a plastic carryout bag for the purpose of carrying away goods from the point of sale. Set to take effect July 1st […]

Santa Fe Nixes Fee On Paper Bags

Santa Fe Nixes Fee On Paper Bags

Santa Fe, NM, February 27, 2014 (PBBR) – Santa Fe’s plastic bag ban ordinance, which became effective today, was revised at last night’s City Council meeting. The ordinance, known as the Single-Use Bag Ordinance, was passed in August of last year. Council decided to delay enforcement of the ban for 30 days from the effective […]

Lacey, WA Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Lacey, Washington, Feb. 13, 2014 (PBBR) – On the ninth consideration, the City Council of Lacey banned retailers from providing thin-film plastic carryout bags to customers. The ordinance was passed by a vote of 4-3 and will affect all retailers. The issue of single-use plastic bags had come before the full Council or at the […]

Santa Fe, NM Bans Plastic Bags

Santa Fe, NM Bans Plastic Bags

Oldest Capital in the U.S. Santa Fe, NM, August 27, 2013 (PBBR) – The City Council of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the oldest capital in the United States, tonight voted 7-1 to approve the Single-Use Bag Ordinance. The issue of plastic bags has been discussed for several years. The idea was first brought up by […]

Bisbee Passes Regulation of Carryout Bags

Bisbee Passes Regulation of Carryout Bags

Bisbee, Arizona, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 (PBBR) – At the regular session of the Mayor and Council, by a 4-3 vote, Council approved the notice of intent to adopt ordinance 0-13-14, amending the City Code by adopting Article 9.7, Regulation of Carryout Bags. The City has discussed a possible ban on plastic bags for several […]

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 […]

Santa Fe, NM Committee Approves Reusable Bag Ordinance

Santa Fe, NM Committee Approves Reusable Bag Ordinance

Santa Fe, NM, May 14, 2013 (PBBR) – The City of Santa Fe’s City Business and Quality of Life Committee (CBQL) held its regular meeting today. One of the items on the Agenda: “Review and Possible Action of Single Use Carry-Out Bag Ordinance – Discussion Draft”. A subcommittee, the Grocery Bag Task Force, spent a […]

Shoreline, WA, USA Bans Plastic Bags

Shoreline, WA, USA Bans Plastic Bags

Sets Fee on Paper Bags Shoreline, WA, May 9, 2013 – The City Council of Shoreline, Washington has banned all retailers from providing plastic bags to customers. In addition, the Council set a five-cents fee per bag to be charged by retailers if a customer requires a paper bag. The City Council adopted the carryout […]