Make the Right Choice This Election Day and Beyond with Reusable Bags Today is a big day and the decisions you make on this day can have a major impact for years to come. It’s important to fulfill your civic duty and vote. While the midterm elections are in full swing, that isn’t the only […]
Tracking Plastic Bag Bans Across The Country Plastic bag bans are continuing to go strong in the United States. There are still setbacks, but the movement is resilient and supporters continue to find creative solutions when necessary. Let’s learn more about efforts to ban single-use plastic bags across the country. Moab Bans Bags Officials in […]
Managing Controversy Shopping bags are such a normal part of everyday existence that most people used to never give them a second thought. That all changed back in 2007, when San Francisco made waves by passing a ban on single-use plastic bags. While San Francisco’s ban would go through several revisions and did not become […]
Coming Full Circle Reusable bags have experienced a surge in popularity lately. However, reusable bags are nothing new. Reusable bags have gone through many changes and improvements over the years and the latest version has a lot to offer. Let’s learn more about the history of reusable bags and why these bags are so in […]
Future of Plastic Bag Bans Uncertain in Lone Star State Plastic bag bans have been sweeping through Texas, but that may soon change. The Texas Supreme Court recently made a ruling that will put an end to the bag ban in Laredo, and may impact other bans throughout the state. Many Texan cities have had […]
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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.
As discarded plastic builds up many governments are looking for solutions. The notion of charging fees on plastic packaging items has slowly been gaining in popularity. Disposable plastic bag fees are in place throughout the U.S. and a proposed British cup tax could drastically reduce plastic use. That is if consumers are willing to change their ways over a fee.
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.
Montreal plans to ring in the New Year by officially implementing their plastic bag ban. This measure has been many years in the making, but all of the hard work will pay off on January 1, 2018. Residents and officials alike both supported the ban due to the environmental impact of plastic. With no single-use bags available, shoppers will need to turn to reusable bags in order to carry goods home from the store.