With lawmakers across the country debating bans and taxes on plastic grocery bags, it's time for you to get involved. Send a letter to your lawmaker if your area is listed below or sign our petition to join the fight against taxes and bans on the plastic bags you use every day.
Join the fight in these areas:
Sign our petition and let New York City lawmakers know that you are against a tax on American-made, recyclable plastic grocery bags.
The Prince George's County Council wants to regulate your grocery bags. Speak up now before it's too late!
Don't let Rhode Island legislators ban a 100% recyclable product and increase burdens on consumers with a new tax.
The Oregon Legislature is revisiting a failed, misguided policy proposal. Remind lawmakers a bag ban is still the wrong choice for Oregon!
Help us defeat plastic bag bans and taxes across the country.
Learn the Facts
Plastic bags provide a cleaner, safer option at the grocery store. Many reusable bags contain high levels of lead; microbiologists have found harmful bacteria like E. coli, salmonella and fecal coliform in reusable bags.
Plastic bags take up 85 percent less space than paper bags in landfills.
Plastic bags make up a tiny fraction (less than 0.5 percent) of the municipal solid waste stream.