Why Bag Bans Work: A Summary of Plastic Bag Law Effectiveness

Are plastic bag laws effective?  The good news is there are plastic bag laws being adopted throughout the U.S. with the intention of curbing the use of single-use plastic bags. However, how effective these laws are can vary. With this in mind, PlasticBagLaws.org partnered with Scientist Action and Advocacy Network (ScAAN) to develop a comprehensive spreadsheet of plastic bag law effectiveness data.

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Jennie Romer
Map of New York State Bag Laws

New York State plastic bag laws can be hard to keep up with. In a collaboration with Korin Tangtrakul, we created this map that gives a snapshot of the current laws in New York State as of January 2019. Download the map here.

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Jennie Romer