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.  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.