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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.

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Join the fight in these areas:

Dallas, TX

Let Dallas City Council know you support a repeal of the bag tax

California

The California Assembly is considering a repeal of the misguided and harmful SB 270. Share with lawmakers why Californians should have a choice at the checkout when it comes to grocery bags.

Dallas, TX

Share how you feel about this poorly implemented, broken and unjust tax burdening Dallas residents.

New York City

Sign our petition and let New York City lawmakers know that you are against a tax on American-made, recyclable plastic grocery bags.

Baltimore, MD

The Baltimore City Council wants to ban your plastic grocery bags. Speak up now before it's too late!

California

Sign up to receive a petition in support of a referendum to repeal SB 270! 

Oregon

The Oregon Legislature is revisiting a failed, misguided policy proposal. Remind lawmakers a bag ban is still the wrong choice for Oregon!

Rhode Island

Sign our petition and let Rhode Island lawmakers know that you do not support a ban of American-made, recyclable plastic grocery bags.

Act Now!

Help us defeat plastic bag bans and taxes across the country.

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Learn the Facts

  • Plastic bags have a lower carbon footprint than paper and reusable bags. More »
  • 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. More »
  • Studies show that taxes and bans don't keep plastic litter out of the landfill. Without plastic grocery bags, people just purchase replacement bags—often made of thicker, heavier plastic—and then send those bags to the landfill, too. More »