Legislation

Arizona Lawmakers Forbid Cities From Enacting Plastic Bag Bans
/ May 7, 2015 10:47 am

Arizona Lawmakers Forbid Cities From Enacting Plastic Bag Bans

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

California Bag Ban On Hold
/ March 9, 2015 8:00 am

California Bag Ban On Hold

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

Lawmakers File Competing Bills As Columbia’s Plastic Bag Debate Heats Up
/ February 25, 2015 3:20 pm

Lawmakers File Competing Bills As Columbia’s Plastic Bag Debate Heats Up

Two Missouri legislators have joined the conversation by proposing contrasting bills that reflect a tug-of-war between environmental protection and consumer choice

‘SURF CITY’ FIRST IN NATION TO REPEAL PLASTIC BAG BAN
/ February 9, 2015 4:08 pm

‘SURF CITY’ FIRST IN NATION TO REPEAL PLASTIC BAG BAN

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.

Out of State Plastic Bag Maker – Spends $3,000,000 in attempt to thwart California Law
/ October 6, 2014 11:52 am

Out of State Plastic Bag Maker – Spends $3,000,000 in attempt to thwart California Law

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

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