Fort Collins Enacts Disposable Bag Fee

Fort Collins Enacts Disposable Bag Fee

Fort Collins, Colorado, Aug. 20, 2014 (PBBR) – The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday night approved a disposable bag ordinance that requires retailers across the community to charge customers a minimum 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags. As part of the efforts to contribute to the community’s goals for waste reduction and […]

Plastic Bag Maker Buys Paper Bag Maker

Plastic Bag Maker Buys Paper Bag Maker

Sign of the Times? Here is a press release from Hilex Poly, a leading plastic bag manufacturer based in South Carolina. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (Hartsville, S.C.) – Hilex Poly, a leading sustainable packaging company, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Duro Bag Manufacturing Company, a pioneer and innovator in 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 […]

Walnut Creek Seeks to Prohibit Single-Use Bags

Walnut Creek Seeks to Prohibit Single-Use Bags

Walnut Creek, California. February 12, 2014 (PBBR) – The city of Walnut Creek, located in the San Francisco Bay area, is considering banning single-use bags, both plastic and regular paper bags. On the front page of the city’s website, citizens are asked to share their thoughts about the ordinance by taking an online survey. Two […]

City of Baltimore Considers Retail Bag Fee

City of Baltimore Considers Retail Bag Fee

Baltimore, Maryland, January 25, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of Baltimore will consider legislation to place a surcharge on plastic and paper bags at the Council meeting on January 27. If passed, the City will join other major U.S. cities with “fee only” plastic bag regulations such as Washington, DC, Breckenridge, Colorado and Montgomery […]

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 […]

Montgomery County Wants Nickel Fee On Single-Use Bags

Montgomery County Wants Nickel Fee On Single-Use Bags

Montgomery County, Maryland, USA With the support of the Environmental Community and the County Council, County Executive Ike Leggett announced Monday, March 7th, a proposal to place a nickel charge on all single-use bags provided by retailers. The legislation would go into effect on January 1, 2012. All retailers would be required to charge the […]