A resource for legislative bodies considering laws that limit the use of plastic bags
 
 

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

 
 
 

Our collaboration with Papel & Caneta on Vote With Your Tote was a Finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas contest! We’re excited for the recognition, and we can’t wait to further this movement.

 

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.

 

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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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Surfrider Foundation Announces Plastic Bag Law Activist Toolkit

As part of Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics program, Surfrider recently partnered with PlasticBagLaws.org to create our new U.S. Plastic Bag Law Activist Toolkit.

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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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