Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban

Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban

“Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban” is an environmental guidebook for starting a plastic bag ban in your hometown. Easy to read, the book chapters include: “Problems with Plastic Bags”, “Elements of an Ordinance”, “Getting City Hall’s Attention”, and “Resources” that will help in your campaign. Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban is written by Ted Duboise, […]

Plastic Bag Ban Calendar

Plastic Bag Ban Calendar

Plastic Bag Ban Report just published a 2015 calendar which list all plastic bag bans and regulations due to take effect in 2015. A handy desk calendar, plastic bag bans are listed by month. An easy reference, the 2015 Plastic Bag Ban Calendar allows retailers and others to be able to plan ahead. The Calendar […]

California Passes First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Sacramento, California, Aug. 29, 2014 (PBBR) – For several years, since 2007, California politicians have tried to get a statewide plastic bag ban passed. This year they succeeded. The California State Legislature passed a bill to regulate plastic shopping bags statewide. The bill received final approval today when the Senate voted to pass Senate Bill […]

Marblehead, MA Bans Plastic Bags

Marblehead, MA Bans Plastic Bags

Marblehead, Massachusetts, May 8, 2014 (PBBR) – This past Monday night, May 5, 2014, at the annual Town Meeting, Marblehead voters decided to ban the use of plastic shopping bags by retailers in the town. Set to take effect in twelve months, the new law states: A. No retail establishment in the Town of Marblehead […]

U.S.’s Largest Cities Pass Plastic Bag Bans

Atlanta, Georgia, May 1, 2014 (PBBR) – Yesterday, the nation’s third largest city passed a plastic bag ban. Of the Chicago City Council members present, 78% voted to adopt the proposed ordinance. Last year, the nations second largest city, Los Angeles, California adopted plastic bag regulations. New York City, the largest city in the U.S. […]

Chicago Adopts Plastic Bag Ban

Chicago Adopts Plastic Bag Ban

Chicago, Illinois, April 30, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of the City of Chicago today voted to adopt a ban on plastic shopping bags. The ban will go into effect in August, 2015. The plastic bag prohibition affects all large stores in the city. Large stores means any store over 10,000 square feet. During […]

Data Shows Plastic Bag Bans Work

Data Shows Plastic Bag Bans Work

April 8, 2014 (PBBR) – There are now approximately 163 jurisdictions across the U.S. which have adopted various forms of plastic bag regulations. The big question is: Do plastic bag bans work? We were curious. So we did research to find the answer. We looked at five of the top bans in the country where […]

Plastic Bag Ban Milestones

Plastic Bag Ban Milestones

April 3, 2014 (PBBR) – The first plastic bag ban in the U.S. was adopted in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1990. In 1998, Galena, Alaska adopted a ban which went into effect in January, 1999. In 2002, two more Alaska villages, Emmonak and Kotlik, passed plastic bag bans. These first towns and villages were the pioneers […]

Mercer Island Bag Ban Starts Earth Day

Mercer Island Bag Ban Starts Earth Day

Mercer Island, Washington, April 2, 2014 (PBBR) – Mercer Island, WA, located in King County, passed a plastic bag ban late last year which will take effect on Earth Day, April 22, 2014. There are now 13 jurisdictions in the State of Washington with plastic bag regulations. The ordinance will affect all retailers, not just […]

Chico, CA Plastic Bag Ordinance Adopted

Chico, CA Plastic Bag Ordinance Adopted

Chico, CA, April 1, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of Chico, California voted 4-2 to adopt a plastic bag ban at their regular meeting tonight. The ordinance also mandates a ten cents fee on single-use, recyclable paper bags required by customers. Shoppers can avoid the fee by bringing their own bag of any type […]

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