PHOENIX (AP) — Vexed by the litter caught in cactus and shrubs, one Arizona city banned plastic bags on Earth Day last year. Two others considered similar bans as part of a growing trend around the country to outlaw the single-use of plastic bags at checkout counters. Those efforts are now in limbo after Arizona lawmakers voted this month to [&hellip
The nation’s first state-wide ban on plastic bags has been pushed back more than a year after opponents secured enough signatures to put it to a public vote
Two Missouri legislators have joined the conversation by proposing contrasting bills that reflect a tug-of-war between environmental protection and consumer choice
On January 20th, on an overwhelming 6-1 vote, the city council of Huntington Beach, California–which is officially known as “Surf City, USA“–directed the city staff to begin the process of repealing a policy that bans the use of plastic grocery bags, and requires grocery stores to charge a ten-cent fee on paper bags.
The plastic bag industry, lead by South Carolina based Hilex Poly is at it again, this time spending an estimated $3 million to find the 500,000 signatures needed to stall California’s Bag Ban Law. Hilex Poly has a long record of spending big money on lawyers, litigation and lobbyists, so this tactic is no surprise. In 2007, shortly after San [&hellip