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PLASTIC RETAIL BAG MANUFACTURERS AND RECYCLERS FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST CITY OF DALLAS

April 30, 2015

CITY’S ORDINANCE REGULATING GROCERY BAGS VIOLATES TEXAS CONSTITUTION

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Baptist Ministers of Greater New York Announce Opposition to Proposed Grocery Bag Tax

March 22, 2015

the Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Greater New York & Vicinity joined the growing coalition to oppose Intro 209

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REFERENDUM TO REPEAL STATEWIDE PLASTIC BAG BAN QUALIFIES FOR 2016 BALLOT

February 23, 2015

American Progressive Bag Alliance Announces Growing Coalition of Support to Overturn SB 270

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7-Eleven Is Charging 15 Cents for a Single-Use Plastic Bag. The Horror Continues.

February 11, 2015Dallas Observer Blog

7-Eleven, the store where bums wait outside by the Redbox to harrass you for change after you buy yourself a $1 slice of something pizza-like, is suddenly trying to act like it’s all fancy. The convenience chain is charging Dallas customers a whole 15 cents if they need to carry their groceries out in a plastic bag. Under the Great Dallas Bag Ordinance of 2015, stores were supposed to charge us only 5 cents for single-use carryout bags, a charge that has caused great pain and wailing among many First World shoppers.

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One Year Later, Santa Fe Plastic Bag Ban Is Not Working

February 2, 2015Iowa Grocery Industry Association

Santa Fe’s ban on plastic bags isn’t making the city greener. Less than a year after formally implemented the ban, the City Council is now looking for a more effective solution. As recent studies have shown, instead of bringing reusable bags on their shopping trips, Santa Fe citizens have simply traded plastic for paper – nullifying the law’s sustainability objectives.

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The science and comedy of Kirkland’s proposed bag ban

January 21, 2015Kirkland Reporter

“Borderline comical.” As members of the Kirkland City council consider banning plastic grocery bags, they should keep those words in mind.

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‘Surf City’ First in Nation to Repeal Plastic Bag Ban

January 21, 2015Breitbart

On Tuesday night, on an overwhelming 6-1 vote, the city council of Huntington Beach, California–which is officially known as “Surf City, USA“–directed the city staff to begin the process of repealing a policy that bans the use of plastic grocery bags, and requires grocery stores to charge a ten-cent fee on paper bags.

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Dallas officials fight confusion over bag ordinance

January 19, 2015WFAA

We definitely hit a nerve when one of our producers posted a video on Facebook about confusion over Dallas’ new ordinance on disposable bags.

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