Plastic Bag News by State

Plastic Bag News by State

U. S. State by State List of Plastic Bag News Plastic Bag Ban Report lists plastic bag news and legislation State by State. Scroll the list below and click on the state. Use Google Translate to put the news in your language. United States Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Florida Hawaii Kentucky Louisiana Illinois […]

California Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Suspended

California Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Suspended

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — After a signature check conducted by California county registrars, Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced the qualification of a ballot measure to repeal Senate Bill 270, legislation passed in 2014 to ban plastic retail bags and allow grocers to charge – and keep – 10 cents for each […]

Gonzales, CA Adopts Reusable Bag Regulation

Gonzales, CA Adopts Reusable Bag Regulation

Gonzales, California, July 7, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of Gonzales passed an ordinance today that prohibits any retail establishment from giving a customer a single-use carryout bag for the purpose of transporting purchases away from the premises. A retailer may make available for sale to a customer either a recycled content paper bag […]

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 […]

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 […]

City of Desert Hot Springs Bans Plastic Bags

City of Desert Hot Springs Bans Plastic Bags

Desert Hot Springs, California, March 31, 2014 (PBBR) – On March 18, Desert Hot Springs banned plastic bags in a move being seen more often by inland, non-coastal cities in California. The City Council of Desert Hot Springs adopted an ordinance that prohibits merchants from providing single-use carryout plastic bags to any customer. The law […]

Newburyport, MA Hears Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

Newburyport, MA Hears Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

Written by Janine Brunell Looker Newburyport, Massachusetts, (PBBR) – On Monday, March 17, an ordinance to limit the distribution of thin-film, single-use plastic bags in Newburyport was presented to the Newburyport City Council. The ordinance, submitted by City Councilor Barry Connell, cites the significant environmental impact of plastic bags on the marine and land environment […]

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