Experts say a family of four uses nearly 1,500 plastic bags each year. Less than 1 percent of those are recycled.
So some communities and stores are taking action by simply not giving them out — or making it illegal to do so. While each store or city seems to have a slightly different policy, check out this list (courtesy of the environmental non-profit group Heal the Bay) of areas that either have or are considering a plastic bag ban.
IN THE UNITED STATES
Cities that have adopted a plastic bag ban:
Cities Considering action on plastic bags:
Countries that have adopted a plastic bag ban:
Cities or countries considering action on plastic ban: