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 if you have any additional legislative info.

DISCLAIMER:  This is not a complete list. 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. is in no way affiliated with these organizations.