Federal Laws

U.S. Congress

The Plastic Bag Reduction Act of 2009


Trash Reduction Act of 2015

  • H.R. 3977, introduced 11/5/2015
    • This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to require retailers to pay a $0.10 excise tax on each carryout bag provided to a consumer. A "carryout bag" means a bag of any material, commonly plastic or kraft paper, which is provided to a consumer at the point of sale to carry or cover purchases, merchandise, or other items. Reusable bags and certain other bags used for specified purposes are exempt from such tax.
    • Referred to committee.

This is not a complete list of federal plastic bag laws introduced.