Where does your town or city stand on plastic bags? While it's not yet the norm, there are a number of towns and cities throughout the U.S. that have initiated bag bans over the past several years. In 2007, San Francisco enacted the first plastic bag ban which was quickly followed by bans in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Aspen, Hawaii and North Carolina's Outer Banks. And the U.S. isn't alone on this issue. From Italy to Togo, there are a number of cities and countries that have banned the use of plastic bags outright.

This nifty little interactive map came across my desk recently. and I thought it was worth sharing as it gives info at a glance about which cities and countries have already banned plastic bags, which have tried and failed, and which are using other methods to deter their use. You can click on the image to see the full map and click on each pin for more details.

bag ban map

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Interactive map shows plastic bag bans around the world
Want to know where plastic bag bans have been initiated and where they have succeeded or failed? This cool graphic will tell you at a glance.