The City Council of Aspen, Colorado has passed an ordinance regulating single-use bags. At the regular meeting of the Council on Tuesday, October 11, Council members voted 4-1 to approve the ordinance. The approved ordinance will ban distribution of single-use plastic bags and will place a twenty-cent fee on paper bags. The ordinance only affects retail grocery stores within the [&hellip
Articles By: Ted Duboise
Ted Duboise is a businessman and is also passionate about human health and the enviornment. In 2008, he decided to start the Plastic Bag Ban Report as a way to document the progress of the reusable bag movement.
The state of Oregon failed to pass a plastic bag ban earlier this year. Now, cities in Oregon are taking action. Much the same as happened in the state of California. The City of Portland, Oregon passed a plastic bag ban on July 21st of this year. The ban is set to take effect on October, 15th, 2011, only a [&hellip
Across the U.S. and many other countries, plastic bag bans are being passed, and many more are being proposed, in many municipalities and counties. Currently, several states have pending legislation to pass single-use bag bans statewide. As time goes on, more and more of the legislation and ordinances are banning not only plastic bags but also paper bags. The term [&hellip
FIRST Off: I think one of the the biggest stories this week is 5Gyres expedition to the South Pacific Gyre. Andy Keller is part of that team. Andy plans to keep us informed about the trip. Here is Andy’s first post on March 21st. 5IMDC.org: Another huge story was the 5th International Marine Debris Conference held this week in Honolulu, [&hellip
Santa Monica’s Bag Ban Began Wednesday On March 9th, the Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance took effect in Santa Monica, California. Retailers are no longer allowed to supply a plastic bag. The only paper carryout bag allowed must be a recycled paper bag. Enforcement of the ordinance begins September 1st of 2011. This grace period allows the retailers to deplete their [&hellip