The Top 10 Cities In The U.S. That Have Banned the Bag

The Top 10 Cities In The U.S. That Have Banned the Bag

The bag ban movement really became a full-fledged movement around 2007 and things have continued to pick up momentum ever since. It seems like every week another city (or two, or three) announces their plans to consider banning single-use plastic bags. We track all of this progress on our bag ban map, so if you want to learn more about an individual ban, check it out. We thought we’d round up a list of some of the most significant bag bans to pass in the U.S. to date, so in no particular order here’s out top 10 list.

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Are Bag Bans The Best Solution to The Plastic Bag Problem? Why Not Recycle?

Are Bag Bans The Best Solution to The Plastic Bag Problem? Why Not Recycle?

In the United States over the last few years, there has been an influx in the debate over regulating disposable plastic bags through fees and bans. Through all of the debate, some of these efforts have been very successful and others have failed. The question becomes, are bag bans the best solution to the plastic bag problem? In order to determine this answer we need to understand the problem.

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How Retailers Save the Planet and Make More Profit with Reusable Bags

How Retailers Save the Planet and Make More Profit with Reusable Bags

Reusable grocery bags are gaining in popularity even in areas that do not have single-use plastic bag bans or fees. The most commonly cited reason for going reusable is the environmental perks, or rather, by not using disposable plastic bags shoppers are able to minimize the harm caused by plastic bags. Many retailers are now working to get reusable bags into their customer’s hands for both environmental and economic reasons.

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The Fight Over Plastic Bags…Where Do We Go From Here?

The Fight Over Plastic Bags…Where Do We Go From Here?

Whether you love them or hate them or even if you don’t really have a strong opinion on them single-use plastic bags are an ubiquitous part of modern life. New York magazine recently published a great piece that succinctly outlines that plight of the plastic bag from humble beginnings to social stigma. The reach and impact of plastic bags extend so much further than just carrying goods home from the store, and these results are pushing a lot of people to take action.

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How Much Progress Has Been Made On Bag Bans In the U.S.?

How Much Progress Has Been Made On Bag Bans In the U.S.?

The movement to ban single-use plastic bags in the U.S. is going strong and every week there are new cities and towns either passing bag bans or fees or starting the discussion. To get the big picture of the bag ban movement check out our map. There is so much that can be learned from reviewing the map, clicking through the locations and learning the stories of each city.

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