Plastic Bag Legislation


tracking BAg LAWs internationally


Wikipedia - an extensive list of international plastic bag laws titled "Phase-out of lightweight plastic bags."

Surfrider Foundation Europe - scroll down towards the bottom of the page for a map of plastic bag laws in Europe.


tracking bag laws in the U.s.

*Selected Ordinance Language for Reference* -  a map created by S. Walter Packaging for retailers seeking information about laws detailing the use of paper and plastic bags. 

Novolex leg map - created by the biggest bag manufacturer in the U.S. tracks these laws in the U.S.

Californians Against Waste - all pending laws in California that affect waste/recycling/the environment, including a list of bag laws in the U.S.

The Surfrider Foundation (U.S.) - dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network, including plastic bag bans and fees.

Mass Green Network - compiles resources and best practices drawn from the experience of municipalities in Massachusetts and elsewhere, including a Plastic Bag Legislation page. 

Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) works to protect the environment and public health with the support of members in New York and Connecticut, including a Local Disposable Bag Legislation campaign .


DISCLAIMER:  This is NOT intended to be a complete list of bag laws and will not be updated. Fact Sheet 2018-03-05_Page_1.jpg

Map of bag laws in the U.S. as of March 2018.