State & Local Laws

Many states have introduced plastic bag bans and fees – click on a state listed below for the text of each state’s legislation.  Many states have also introduced (and passed) plastic bag recycling legislation with language that preempts local fees and bans – be careful!

Please email jennie@plasticbaglaws.org if you have any additional legislative info.

DISCLAIMER:  This is not a complete list.  plasticbaglaws.org is currently focused on California ordinances and does not have the resources to maintain a complete comprehensive national database   For more comprehensive information on a national scale, we recommend Florida Department of the Environment’s Retail Bag Report website and Hilex Poly ‘s (a plastic bag manufacturer) website.  plasticbaglaws.org is in no way affiliated with these organizations.