Gallery: Track the Single Use Plastic Bag Ban Movement with This Intera...


There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to the single use plastic bag issue since the finer points of each problem can be different and unique to each location. What this interactive map showcases are the stories behind the laws, bans, and taxes imposed in locations all over the world and it makes it easy to track the movement. Click on one of the color-coded pins to find out more about why various locations have a law on the books that prohibits plastic bags, uncover where efforts to implement a bag ban were unsuccessful, and discover the path various locations have taken which led them to put a tax or fee in place on single use plastic bags. This interactive resource offers breaking news and current information that makes it easy to examine and scrutinize the always changing, varied and wide-ranging solutions municipalities and governments put into action to resolve the same problem – how to address the abundance of single use plastic shopping bags.

+ Plastic Bag Ban Community Page

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1 Comment

  1. Shane D. Shirley Smith May 1, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for sharing our map! We hope this resource continues to get shared (it’s easy to do just follow the link to our bag ban page) and that it also makes its way into teachers hands to help our leaders of tomorrow learn to go reusable.

    Love your links included as well Inhabitat! Let’s all keep an eye on California and Massachusetts as they are poised to become the first states to officially ban single use plastic bags. :) You rock!


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