New York

For a summary of local single-use bag ordinances in New York, please see Citizens Campaign for the Environment’s website.

State Laws

Adopted Laws

Note:  Plastic bag recycling laws like this require certain grocery stores to accept used plastic bags for recycling. These laws are less viable and usually supported by the industry.

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.