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  • Will South Carolina Put an End to Plastic Bag Bans?

    Plastic bag bans are spreading throughout the country, but the plastic bag ban movement may be over in South Carolina just as things were getting underway. The South Carolina House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill that would essentially ban plastic bag bans. If approved by the Senate, the bill would become law and cities and towns would be unable to pass bag bans going forward.
  • Massachusetts Bag Ban Bill H 2121. What YOUR Business Needs to Know Now

    Plastic bag bans are growing throughout the world and now is the time to get ready because a bag ban may be coming to Massachusetts. Both residents and businesses will need to adapt to this new law. In a 13-1 vote, the Senate approved, Massachusetts bag ban known as H 2121, and referred the proposal to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. If approved, this would not be the first time a statewide bag ban has gone on the books as Massachusetts would join the ranks of the California bag ban.
  • Massachusetts Plastic Bag Ban Bill H 2121 Moves Forward

    Plastic bag bans in Massachusetts have been going strong, but recent developments could take things to a new level. A bill that cleared a legislative committee could ban single-use plastic bags at stores and restaurants throughout the Bay State.
  • Youth Lead The Way to Plastic Bag Ban in Bahamas

    After a youth group decided to step up and take action, The Bahamas are now about to implement a plastic bag ban. The Minister of Environment and Housing, the Honorable Romauld Ferreira, announced plans to put an end to plastic bag use throughout the country after reviewing a unique proposal from the students.
  • The British Crack Down on Plastic Continues

    Great Britain is close to taking new efforts to reduce plastic trash. Using an overwhelmingly successful single-use plastic bag fee as inspiration, British officials are looking at the impact of other types of plastic and how to effectively handle such materials. If all goes according to plan the British crackdown on plastic will continue.
  • West Australia Set to Join Australia's Existing Plastic Bag Bans

    Support for plastic bag bans has been strong throughout Australia for many years. A recent push is set to implement bans almost across the entire country, save for one province. West Australia is about the join the plastic bag ban movement in a short 6 months. Read on to learn more about the bag ban movement in Australia, and particularly West Australia's upcoming ban.
  • Will Plastic Bag Bans in Canada Grow Beyond Montreal?

    When the plastic bag ban movement takes root it slowly spreads and gains momentum. This is what happened in California and it is currently happening in Massachusetts. At the start of the year the Montreal plastic bag ban went into action and this has many people wondering if plastic bag bans are about to sweep through Canada.
  • Will Utah Be The Next State to Implement A Plastic Bag Fee?

    Disposable bags may be on the way out in Utah. Talk of plastic bag bans and fees have persisted for several years, with some cities in the Beehive State implementing measures to reduce or restrict use. A new proposal could levy a 10-cent fee on each disposable plastic and paper bag given out at retail stores throughout the state.
  • Montreal Bag Ban...Here Is What Your Business Needs to Know

    Disposable plastic bags are officially banned in Montreal. Several other Canadian cities have implemented plastic bag bans, but Montreal is the first major city in Canada to enact such a law. A bag ban is a major accomplishment for the city and the environment. Like anything the ban will take some getting used to for both residents and businesses.
  • Stamford Connecticut Considers Plastic Bag Ban

    Plastic bag bans are sweeping the country and Stamford, Connecticut could be next to join the ranks of plastic-free cities. Representative John Zelinsky plans to introduce a bill that calls for a ban on single-use plastic bags. If passed, Stamford would be the first major city in the Constitution State to implement a plastic bag ban.

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