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Canada 2021 plastic bag ban - October 7, 2020

New York delays enforcement of plastic bag ban until June 15: NY- May 2, 2020

STATES SUSPENDING PLASTIC BAG BANS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC: April 30, 2020

COVID-19 EMERGENCY CHANGES TO CONSUMER BAG REGULATIONS: April 28, 2020

 

Cuyahoga County likely won’t enforce plastic bag ban until 2021 due to coronavirus crisis: OH- April 27,2020

 

California Lifts Ban on Plastic Bags Amid Virus Concerns: April 24, 2020

Philly delays plastic bag ban until January amid coronavirus pandemic: April 22, 2020

 

Liberal Cities Reverse Plastic Bag Bans, Ban Reusable Bags; Plastic Industry Lobbies For More: April 3, 2020

The plastic industry is using the coronavirus to fight plastic bag bans: March 28,2020

 

As states delay plastic bag bans in wake of virus, a missed opportunity in Connecticut: March 26, 2020 

Washington bills on single-use bags, expanded polystyrene and PCR advance in legislature : WA- Feb. 26, 2020

 

R.I. Senate approves statewide ban on plastic bags: RI- Feb. 26, 2020

 

Bills to ban single-use plastics and Styrofoam clear House committee : CO- Feb. 26, 2020

Madison reaches out to merchants in advance of plastic bag ban: NJ - Feb. 22, 2020

NYS plastic bag ban regulations finalized: NY - Feb. 20, 2020

 

Chatham Borough and Chatham Township Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Starts March 1, 2020; 10 Cent Charge for Borough Paper Bags: NJ - Feb. 19, 2020 

 

Kearny votes to ban single-use plastic bags, joining 4 other Hudson County towns: NJ - Feb. 19, 2020

 

Illinois Lawmakers Take on Plastic: Bills Would Ban Styrofoam, Create Bag Tax and Bottle Deposit :IL - Feb 18, 2020

Maryland bill would ban plastic carryout bags from stores, charge customers for paper bags: MD - Feb. 18, 2020

 

Tennessee Legislature proposes single-use plastic bag ban : TN - Feb. 17, 2020

 

DEC to release single-use plastic bag ban final regulations : NY - Feb. 18, 2020

 

Franklin adopts plastic bags ban: MA- Feb. 14, 2020

 

Will 2020 be the year Colorado bans plastic bags, Styrofoam and other single-use plastics?: CO - Feb. 14, 2020

 

Georgia Senate Committee Hears From Supporters Of Bill To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags: GA - Feb. 12. 2020

 

Rhode Island Considers Single-Use Plastic Bans: RI - Feb. 10, 2020

 

Retailers Support Statewide Plastic Bag Ban: MD - Feb. 11, 2020

 

No. 17 in R.I.: Central Falls Passes Plastic Bag Ban: RI -  Feb. 9, 2020

 

Wichita considers banning or taxing plastic bags : KS - Feb. 8, 2020

 

Proposed plastic bag ban in Maryland: MD - Feb. 5, 2020

 

Logan Municipal Council pushes back start date of citywide plastic bag ban:VA - Feb. 4, 2020

 

Tennessee bill would ban use of paper, plastic bags at stores in favor of reusable bags : TN -  Feb. 4, 2020

 

Is Washington ready for a plastic bag ban?: WA - Feb. 2, 2020

 

New Jersey Takes Up Ban On Plastic, Paper Bags After Bill Stalled: NJ  - Feb. 1, 2020

 

Cleveland plan for reducing single use bags could involve fees to protect retailers, exemptions for the poor: OH - Jan. 29, 2020

 

South Dakota weighs outlaw of bans on plastic bags, straws: SD - Jan. 28, 2020

 

Colorado could become first state to ban single-use plastics in all retail and restaurants :CO - Jan. 24, 2020

 

Are You Ready For Plastic Bag Ban And Is Kentucky? : KY - Jan. 23, 2020

 

Senate passes single-use plastic bag ban : WA - Jan. 23, 2020

Maryland Considers Plastic Bag Ban, While Virginia Looks At Fees - Jan. 14, 2020

 

Long Branch is next NJ town to ban single-use plastic bags: NJ - Jan. 13, 2020

 

Plastic Bag Ban Bill Signed In Baltimore, Retailers To Charge 5 Cents Per Bag In 2021: MD - Jan. 13, 2020

 

Plastic Bag Ban Bill Passes Senate – Assembly Needs to Act: NJ - Jan. 13, 2020

 

House votes to ban all single-use plastic bags in NH : NH - Jan. 9, 2020

 

Rhode Island Senate president pushes for plastic bag ban: RI - Jan. 9, 2020

 

Woodward Corner Market Encourages Sustainable Practices: Eliminating Single-Use Plastic Bags for Recyclable Options: MI- Jan. 8,2020

Wegmans plastic bag ban starts January 27 : NY- Jan. 6, 2020

Giant Eagle locations remove single-use plastic bags from most Cuyahoga County locations: OH - Jan. 2, 2020

 

Plastic bag bans start in towns across N.J. - Jan. 2, 2020

 

New laws coming to Ohio in 2020 - Jan. 1, 2020

 

Full Plastic Bag Ban Starts in 2020 With More Restrictions On The Way: HI- Dec. 30, 2019

 

Denver Votes to Charge for Plastic and Paper Bags in 2020: CO - Dec. 27, 2019

 

Come Jan. 1, Oregonians must pay 5 cents for grocery bags:OR- Dec. 27, 2019

455,000 petition signers asks Target to ban plastic bags- Dec. 27, 2019

 

Denver grocery bag measure set to go into effect July 2020; customers will pay 10 cents per bag: CO- Dec. 24, 2019

 

Plastic bags will disappear from Charleston stores in January, following national trend :SC - December 14, 2019

 

Buh-bye bag: Philly’s ban on single-use plastic bags moves toward passage into law:PA-Dec. 5,2019

NJ Lawmakers Consider Plastic Bag Ban, Would Be Strictest In The Nation:NJ- Dec 9, 2019

No bags at all: N.J. bill advances that would ban both paper and plastic: NJ - Dec 6, 2019

Logan becomes Utah’s 3rd city to ban plastic bags : UT - Dec. 4, 2019

 

Reusable bags will be necessary as law goes into effect Jan. 1: Oregon- November 29, 2019

Massachusetts Senate Approves Plastic Bag Ban Bill : MA- Nov 21, 2019

 

Senate renews bag ban push : MA - November 19, 2019

Everett’s single-use plastic bag ban starts Monday: WA - September 30, 2019

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