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LA County Passes Major Ban On Plastic Bags In Unincorporated Areas

Aldermen OK Ban On Plastic Bags, Delay Ride-Sharing Rules

The City Council voted 36-10 to ban large chain stores from providing plastic bags to customers, starting next summer.

04/30/2014

LA County Passes Major Ban On Plastic Bags In Unincorporated Areas

City Council Committee Approves Partial Ban On Plastic Bags

The Chicago City Council’s Health and Environment Committee has given preliminary approval to a partial ban on retailers using those flimsy and ubiquitous plastic bags.

04/24/2014

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Ordinance To Exempt Restaurants, Small Stores From Plastic Bag Ban

The amended ordinance would exempt all restaurants from the ban, as well as small independent retailers – stores which have a size of less than 10,000 square feet, and which are not part of a chain of three or more stores.

04/23/2014

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Aldermen Delay Vote On Plastic Bag Ban

Many aldermen still want to ban the ubiquitous plastic grocery bags they feel are clogging landfills, but some want to exempt small, independent retailers from the ordinance.

04/15/2014

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Retailers Warn Of Cost Of Banning Plastic Bags

Aldermen agree something must be done to limit the number of plastic retail store bags clogging landfills, but they still haven’t decided what, exactly, to do about the problem.

03/25/2014

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Mayor: Proposed Ban On Plastic Bags Needs ‘A Lot Of Work’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said a proposed ordinance to ban plastic shopping bags in Chicago stores must be changed before a vote by the full City Council.

06/26/2013

Alderman Patrick O'Connor (40th) talks with reporters. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Leading Alderman Expresses Doubts On Plastic Bag Ban

A leading Chicago Alderman is expressing doubts that a proposed City ban on plastic shopping bags can win City Council approval at this point, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/19/2013

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Aldermen Weigh Possible Plastic Bag Ban

Aldermen heard from environmental groups and local retailers Tuesday, at a hearing Tuesday on a proposed ban on plastic shopping bags.

06/18/2013

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Quinn Vetoes Plastic Bag Recycling Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a bill Sunday that would have required plastic bag manufacturers to set up collection and recycling programs, calling it a “roadblock” for local communities to make their own choices.

08/26/2012

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12-Year-Old Girl Urges Quinn To Toss Out Plastic Bag Legislation

A 12-year-old from Grayslake has made a personal appeal to Gov. Pat Quinn to veto legislation that would prevent communities like hers from banning retailers from using plastic shopping bags.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

A plastic bag ends up as litter in this Chicago street scene. (CBS)

Ald. Moreno Introduces Ordinance To Ban Plastic Bags

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) has introduced his ordinance calling for a ban on plastic bags at large retailers in the city.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

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Evanston Weighing Tax On Both Paper And Plastic Shopping Bags

Residents in Evanston are one step closer to living in the first community in Illinois that will charge for paper or plastic bags at the grocery and other stores.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011