Many States Outlaw Plastic Bags
Many states are passing ordinances regulating the use of plastic bags. This is a major step in aesthetically improving our community while reducing the expense of plastic bag disposal. Bag ordinances are not a new approach to dealing with plastic bag blight. There are 41 countries with plastic bag legislation and 26 US States with proposed legislation.
Additionally, Hawaii was the first state to regulate the use of plastic bags. The passage of an ordinance will be a major step in breaking our addiction to single-use bags. This will help protect our coastlines and beaches from unsightly and costly pollution. It will also decrease marine fatalities caused by the pollution of single-use plastic bags.
We use plastic bags for minutes, yet they persist in having negative effects on our environment for hundreds of years. The average person uses 360 single-use plastic bags every year, which comes to over a billion bags per year.