Disposable plastic bags have become so commonplace we almost miss them rolling by us tossed through the wind like tumbleweeds. These thin-film bags are lightweight and make it so easy to carry groceries and other goods but they are no friend to the environment, wildlife or our food-chain. The advantages of disposable plastic bags are no match for the disadvantages. From using up nonrenewable resources, to posing a threat to the planet and wildlife, single-use plastic bags are more of a nuisance than a help. For these reasons laws regulating disposable plastic bags, either through bans or fees, are on the rise. When it comes to combating the negative impacts and effective methods to reduce consumer use of single-use plastic bags, a new study shows that bag bans and fees are the answer.