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. 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.

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