I've described the proliferation of bag bans and taxes around the country -- indeed around the world -- like a Whac-a-Mole game. For the industry, they're always popping up in different places, always requiring an urgent response. For a while, all the action was in California. Now we've got bans and taxes on both coasts, and proposals in Texas, Ohio, Illinois -- just about everywhere. Wondering how to keep up? There are several websites devoted to plastic bag laws. One I rediscovered this morning, thanks to Susan Freinkel's blog, is called plasticbaglaws.org. Jennie Roemer, a San Francisco Bay-area lawyer, started the site as a resource for her own research, writes Freinkel, author of "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story." In addition to keeping up with bag bans and taxes, the site also includes a links section with descriptions of all the sites. Impressive collection -- although I wonder why there's no link for the Save the Plastic Bag Coalition.
Keeping up with bag bans
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