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. is currently considering a plastic shopping bag proposal.
Listed here is the United States' largest cities (1) that have passed plastic shopping bag regulations and other cities that are considering the move.
RANK CITY Plastic Bag Regulations
1 New York City Plastic bag regulations in process.
2 Los Angeles, CA Passed plastic bag ban, June, 2013
3 Chicago, ILL Passed plastic bag ban, April, 2014
7 San Antonio, TX Plastic bag regulations in process.
9 Dallas, TX Five cents fee, plastic or paper, March, 2014
10 San Jose, CA Passed plastic and paper bag ban, December, 2010
11 Austin, TX Passed ban on plastic and paper bags, March, 2012
14 San Francisco, CA Passed plastic bag ban, April, 2007
22 Seattle, WA Passed plastic bag ban, December, 2011
24 Washington, D.C. Five cents fee, plastic or paper, July, 2009
28 Portland, OR Passed plastic bag ban, July, 2011
36 Long Beach, CA Passed plastic bag ban, May, 2011
And the list goes on. Of the 100 Largest Cities in the United States, 17 have either passed plastic bag regulations or are in the process of doing so.
(1) Largest Cities by population referenced at wikipedia.org.