A resource for legislative bodies considering laws that limit 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.

 
 

 From the blog

 
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NEW YORK STATE BANS PLASTIC BAGS: IT’S NOT A MODEL TO EMULATE.

Jennie Romer explains why the flaws of New York State’s new Bag Waste Reduction Act conflict with recommended practice.

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WHY BAG BANS WON’T WORK: A SUMMARY OF PLASTIC BAG LAW EFFECTIVENESS

Are plastic bag laws effective? Discover more in our website founder’s latest analysis of current plastic bag regulation.

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Governor Cuomo: We Urge You to Amend Your Plastic Bag Ban Proposal

New York environmental organizations and advocates recently sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to amend the plastic bag ban proposed in his executive budget

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A Fast Company World Changing Idea

New York City Residents use and discard about 10 billion plastic bags every year. The city is in serious need of a plastic bag law. We teamed up with Papel & Caneta to create an award winning video about the issue, featuring bodega owners from the 5 NYC boroughs.  Watch and share the #VoteWithYourTote video today, then learn more about how to get involved.

 
 
 
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