The plastic bag ban is spreading.
TreeHugger reports that Los Angeles recently banned plastic bag distribution at large retailers. San Francisco was one of the first cities in the US to place a tax on bags.
For another interactive map of the history of bans/taxes, from Earth Policy Institute, click-through the photo.
But it’s not only plastic bags – as you can see on the maps. Here in Boulder, I get charged 10 cents for a paper bag at Trader Joe’s (only when I forget my reusable ones!).
Many towns and cities are considering plastic bag legislation – and I would love to see it go through!