A bill in South Carolina will determine if municipalities can regulate “auxiliary containers,” such as disposable bags and cups. The bill covers a wide range of containers made from a variety of materials, but single-use plastic bags are at the center of the debate. Essentially, this measure will determine if cities, towns and counties can or cannot pass plastic bag bans.
The bill was recently sent to the House floor and state legislators will vote to decide. If passed South Carolina would join the ranks of Michigan where plastic bag bans were recently banned.
Plastic bag bans require a change in consumer behavior, but they can have a major impact for the better on the environment. Furthermore, plastic bag bans can have a significant impact on your brand’s marketing.