December 2016
A new law in Michigan will prohibit local governments from banning, regulating or imposing fees on the use of plastic bags and other containers. The new public act prohibits local ordinances from “regulating the use, disposition, or sale of, prohibiting or restricting, or imposing any fee, charge, or tax on certain containers,” including plastic bags, as well as cups, bottles and other forms of packaging. This means individual cities and municipalities are not allowed to ban plastic bags or charge customers a fee for using them.  
Relevant Links
Why Michigan Banned Banning Plastic Bags - January 2, 2017
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