A resource for legislative bodies considering laws limiting the use of plastic bags.

 

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

Start here if you'd like to learn about plastic bag laws.

 
 
 

PLASTIC BAG LAWS FACT SHEET

Learn the basics about plastic bag laws across the U.S. on this downloadable fact sheet.

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WHY ARE FEES IMPORTANT?

Read Jennie's blog on HuffPost, "Why Carryout Bag Fees Are More Effective Than Plastic Bag Bans"

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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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Video: Bag Laws Explained in 4 Minutes

Bag Laws Explained in Four Minutes via Jennie's #plasticbaglaws YouTube series.

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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. 

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