Florida Statewide Bag Ban Effort

Themes

State: FL
Country: USA
Theme: Plastic Pollution
Launch Date: March 01 2012
Completion Date: May 16 2013
Status: Active

Florida is a state that limits 'home rule' when it comes to plastic bags - municipalities are not allowed to enact a plastic bag ban or fee-based ordinance per state law. In 2009, about 3.8 million tons of waste plastic "bags, sacks and wraps" were generated in the United States. Our Florida Chapters are pushing for a repeal of the statewide preemption on bag bans- this would allow local governments to ban, tax or limit plastic bags.