Last January, Hawaii introduced their ban on plastic bags, allowing retailers three years to get rid of their supply and come up with alternatives. Both states have declared themselves the 'first US state to ban plastic bags'. Regardless of who was first, these landmark decisions by Hawaii and California are wins for the 'ban the bag' movement and the planet.

Similar bans exist in hundreds of cities across the USA, but California is the first mainland state to impose the ban.

The legislation allows merchants to charge customers.

Local efforts to get Bermuda Government to look at a bag ban or charge have included a petition with over 500 signatures, and have resulted in some supportive words but no tangible action to date.

Learn more about Greenrock's Say No Thanks to Single-Use Bags campaign here, and watch our campaign music video below.

About Greenrock

According to The Footprint Network, which measures the ability of the planet to produce resources and absorb waste, our resource use and waste production is 60% more than the earth can produce or absorb annually.

This overshoot is the result of decisions that we each make every day. We seek to generate debate and to influence people to change their behaviour.We strive to be catalysts: Success for us is when we can Change the Mindset so that sustainable use of resources is included in decision-making for individuals, government or businesses. ... read more


Where to find Us

Suite 324, 48 Par-La-Ville Rd,
Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

Telephone: 1-441-747-ROCK (7625)
Email: info@greenrock.org
Website: www.greenrock.org