why regulate plastic bags?
Plastic bags are harmful to the environment and costly to taxpayers. Regulation minimizes windblown litter, marine impacts, issues with waste management, and more.
Primer on plastic bag laws
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LAW JOURNAL: PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ORDINANCES
"Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinances: New York City’s Proposed Charge on All Carryout Bags as a Model for U.S. Cities" by Jennie Romer & Leslie Tamminen
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Jennie Romer is a national expert on carryout bag policy whose expertise is routinely sought by legislators, community groups, and businesses. She currently works as an attorney, policy advisor, and sustainability consultant in NYC.