Cheboygan First To Pass Plastic Bag Initiative

Cheboygan First To Pass Plastic Bag Initiative

The State of Michigan has no plastic bag bans. However, that doesn’t mean the citizens aren’t concerned about the environment and the harms that plastic bags cause. In Cheboygan, a concerned group has taken the initiative to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags. The Straits Area Concerned Citizens for Peace and Justice and the […]

U.S. Plastic Bag Bans Now 178 and Counting

U.S. Plastic Bag Bans Now 178 and Counting

Columbus, Georgia, August 1, 2014 (PBBR) – As of this writing, there are now 178 jurisdictions across the U.S. that have adopted some type of plastic bag regulation. And, there are at least two dozen more that are considering some type of legislation. In California, many cities are trying to get an ordinance adopted before […]

Evanston, Illinois Bans Plastic Bags

Evanston, Illinois Bans Plastic Bags

Evanston, Illinois, July 28, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of the City of Evanston voted tonight to ban plastic bags at large retail stores within the city. Evanston is a suburb of the City of Chicago and home to Northwestern University. Set to take effect August 1, 2015, the ordinance will only affect Evanston […]

Monterey County Bans Thin-Film Plastic Bags

Monterey County Bans Thin-Film Plastic Bags

Monterey County, California, July 29, 2014 (PBBR) – Today, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt an ordinance which will apply to retail establishments in the unincorporated areas of the county. The ordinance will: ban the use of single-use plastic carryout bags, regulate the use of recycled paper bags and, regulate the use […]

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 […]

Hastings-on-Hudson Bans Plastic Bags

Hastings-on-Hudson Bans Plastic Bags

Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, June 3, 2014 (PBBR) – Tonight, the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York adopted a local law to ban plastic checkout bags. The roll call vote was unanimous for the ban. The local law prohibits all retailers, including restaurants, from providing a plastic carryout bag to […]

Napa, CA Passes First Reading of Plastic Bag Ban

Napa, CA Passes First Reading of Plastic Bag Ban

Napa, California, July 22, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of Napa, California passed the first reading of a plastic bag ban for the city. Known as the Single-Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance, the measure was passed unanimously by Council. The Council spent over an hour and a half in discussions and a public hearing […]

Martinez, CA Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Martinez, CA Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Martinez, California, June 4, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of the City of Martinez, California decided today to adopt an ordinance banning plastic bags. The vote was unanimous by the Council. The ordinance, which begins January 1, 2015, prohibits the free distribution of single-use plastic bags by all retailers in the City of Martinez. […]

Napa, CA to Host Meetings on Plastic Bag Ban

Napa, CA to Host Meetings on Plastic Bag Ban

Napa, California, May 12, 2014 (PBBR) – The City of Napa is working towards implementing a plastic bag ban with the intent of reducing plastic bag pollution. The City Council plans to have the first reading of the “Single Use Bag Reduction Ordinance” in June. The new law will be phased in over the next […]

Tasmanian Government Invokes Plastic Bag Ban

Tasmanian Government Invokes Plastic Bag Ban

Tasmania, November 9, 2013 (PBBR) – The Tasmanian Government has invoked a plastic bag ban effective November 1, 2013. The ban affects all retailers and prohibits merchants from supplying plastic bags to customers at point-of-purchase. Tasmania joins three other states in banning plastic bags: South Australia, Northern Territory and the ACT. Log in for Full […]

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