Federal Laws

U.S. Congress

The Plastic Bag Reduction Act of 2009

Resolution encouraging state and local governments to establish plastic bag recycling programs

  • H. Res. 1506, introduced 7/1/10
    • This is just a non-binding resolution encouraging the adoption of state and local recycling laws.
    • Mandatory recycling laws are often industry-sponsored and often preempt local bans and/or fees (tread carefully!).
    • status: referred to House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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