So, I was just curious, and did some checking around . . . the list is growing, but this is really just a drop in the bucket. Do you live in a city that has banned plastic bags? If so, what is your solution?
Here is a pretty comprehensive list
Cities that have banned plastic bags
|Long beach, CA|
|Manhattan Beach, CA|
|Palo Alto, CA|
|San Carlos, CA|
|San Francisco, CA|
|San Jose, CA|
|San Mateo, CA|
|Santa Clara County, CA|
|Santa Cruz, CA|
|Santa Monica, CA|
|South Padre, TX|
Places in U.S. considering ban
Jersey City NJ
Places around the world with a plastic bag ban
Thompson City, Canada
Wood Buffalo, Alberta, Canada (All single-use bags)
Bangladesh (bags have been banned since 2002)
Sydney’s Oyster Bay in Australia (along with twelve other towns in Australia)
Places around the world considering the ban
Places Discouraging plastic bag use
Washington DC (5 cent tax)
Madison, Wis. ( mandatory plastic bag recycling law)
Many European countries have a tax on the bag
China does not give out free bags
Another list with dates and such: http://www.campaignforrecycling.org/our_issues/plastic/plastic_bags/current_laws
Campaign for Recycling is dedicated to expanding recycling in the United States through the development of state-based recycling incentives. While there are many products for which recycling incentives should be expanded, C4R is currently focused primarily on beverage container (bottle bill), plastic bag bans and electronic waste (e-waste) recycling policies.
Learn more about recycling campaigns in your state. http://www.campaignforrecycling.org/states
Once again, some shameless self-promotion! http://www.etsy.com/shop/GMaEllenCrochetGifts?section_id=8021817 I am adding more shopping bags to my selection, so please be patient, and check back often.
I hope I have given you some food for thought . . .