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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:

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 because you are for American jobs.

Dallas, TX

Dallas legislators are considering three different grocery bag ordinances that would be terrible for consumers, small businesses and the environment. Tell them plastic bag bans and taxes are WRONG for Dallas!

Chicago, IL

Make sure Chicago lawmakers know plastic bags are a 100% recyclable and reusable product and are the best choice for consumers and families.

Prince George's County, MD

The Prince George's County Council wants to regulate your grocery bags. Speak up now before it's too late!

California

Tell California legislators to vote NO on bag bans and taxes!

Rhode Island

Don't let Rhode Island legislators ban a 100% recyclable product and increase burdens on consumers with a new tax.

Oregon

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

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

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Learn the Facts

  • Plastic bags make up a tiny fraction (less than 0.5 percent) of the municipal solid waste stream. More »
  • Plastic bags are 100 percent recyclable. More than 900 million pounds of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were recycled in 2010. 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 »