So many cities are starting to ban the use of plastic bags. California has already banned the use of plastic bags as well as Hawaii.
Steamboat Springs might be the next city to ban the use of plastic bags. The City council has drafted an ordinance to go bag free. The law would ban single-use plastic grocery bags.

It takes 10 to 1000 years to decompose a plastic bag depending on the environment. Millions of bags every year wind up in the oceans effection our marine life.
Here is a list of cities that have banned plastic bags.

City / County State Ban
DEL MAR CA City-wide ban on plastics bags and a 10-cent fee on paper and reusable bags
ALAMEDA COUNTY CA County-wide ban on plastic bags with a 10-cent fee on paper and reusable bags in all stores, and in all restaurants
ST. HELENA CA City-wide ban on plastic bags and a 10-cent fee on paper bags
OCEANSIDE CA City-wide ban on plastic bags and ten-cent fee on paper bags
SAN DIEGO CA City-wide ban on single-use plastic bags and ten-cent fee on paper bags
DANVILLE CA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
SACRAMENTO COUNTY CA County-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper bags
YOUNTVILLE CA Town-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper bags
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CA County-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper bags
CATHEDRAL CITY CA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper bags
HERMOSA BEACH CA City-wide ban on plastic and 10-cent fee on paper
AMERICAN CANYON CA City-wide ban on plastic bags
MILPITAS CA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper bags
SEASIDE CA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper and reusable bags
LAFAYETTE CA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper bags
MANHATTAN BEACH CA Ban on plastic bags
FAIRFAX CA City-wide ban on plastic bags with a 10-cent fee on paper bags
PACIFICA CA Ban on plastic bags and 10-cent paper bag fee
SACRAMENTO CA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee for paper bags
MARINA CA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper bags
ENCINITAS CA City-wide ban on plastic bags with a 10-cent fee on paper bags
HERCULES CA Ban on plastic and ten cent fee on recycled and reusable paper bags
PACIFIC GROVE CA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee for allowable carryout bags
PLEASANT HILL CA Ban on plastic bags and 10-cent paper bag fee
NEVADA CITY CA Ban on plastic bags and 10-cent paper bag fee
MOUNTAIN VIEW CA Ban on plastic bags and 10-cent paper bag fee
MONROVIA CA Ban on plastic bags
KING CITY CA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper and reusable bags
MARTINEZ CA Ban on plastic bags
CHICO CA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee for paper bags
GRASS VALLEY CA City-wide ban on plastic bags
CALISTOGA CA City-wide ban on plastic bags
INDIO CA City-wide ban on plastic bags
WALNUT CREEK CA City-wide ban on plastic bags with a 10-cent fee on paper bags
BELVEDERE CA City-wide ban on plastic bags with a 10-cent fee on reusable bags
SOUTH PASADENA CA City-wide ban on plastic bags
ARCATA CA City-wide ban on plastic bags with a 10-cent tax on paper bags
PALM SPRINGS CA Ban on plastic bags and 10-cent tax on paper bags
LOS ALAMOS CA Ban on plastic bags
SANTA BARBARA CA City-wide ban on plastic bags with a 10-cent tax on paper bags
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE CA City-wide ban on plastic bags with a 5-cent fee on paper bags
MONTEREY (COUNTY) CA County-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper and reusable bags

CALIFORNIA (STATEWIDE) CA Statewide ban on single-use plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper and reusable bags
BISBEE AZ City-wide ban on plastic bags with a 5-cent tax on paper bags
ANCHORAGE AK City-wide ban on plastic bags, 10-50-cent tax for paper bags
UNALASKA AK City-wide ban on plastic bags
PALMER AK City-wide ban on plastic bags
WASILLA AK City-wide ban on plastic bags
CORDOVA AK City-wide ban on plastic bags
HOOPER BAY AK City-wide ban on plastic bags
BETHEL AK City-wide ban on plastic bags
CRESTED BUTTE CO City-wide ban on plastic bags
AVON CO Town-wide ban on plastic bags, 10-cent tax on paper bags
NEDERLAND CO City-wide 10-cent fee on paper and plastic bags
BRECKENRIDGE CO City-wide 10-percent tax on plastic bags
BOULDER CO 10-cent fee on plastic bags
ASPEN CO City-wide ban on plastic bags with a 20-cent fee on paper bags
CARBONDALE CO City-wide ban on plastic bags with a 20-cent tax on paper bags
TELLURIDE CO City-wide ban on plastic bags with a 10-cent tax on paper bags
GREENWICH CT City-wide ban on plastic bags (3 year sunset)
WESTPORT CT Westport, CT implemented a ban on plastic bags for all retailers in the city
WASHINGTON DC City-wide 5-cent tax on plastic and paper bags
CORAL GABLES FL City-wide ban on plastic bags
OAHU HI County-wide ban on plastic bags, 15-cent tax on reusable plastic bags, and ban on all plastic bags by 2020
OAHU HI Ban on plastic bags
HAWAII COUNTY HI County-wide ban on plastic bags
HONOLULU HI City-wide ban on plastic bags
MAUI COUNTY HI County-wide ban on plastic bags
KAUAI COUNTY HI County-wide ban on plastic bags
MARSHALL COUNTY IA County-wide ban on plastic bags
OAK PARK IL City-wide 10-cent tax for retailers over 5,000 square feet
CHICAGO IL City-wide 7-cent tax on plastic and paper bags
EVANSTON IL City-wide ban on plastic bags less than 225ml thick
DARTMOUTH MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
WILMINGTON MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
HAVERHILL MA City-wide ban on plastic bags for businesses with 8,000 square feet or more
ANDOVER MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
LOWELL MA City-wide ban on plastic bags (retail establishments 3,000 sq ft or greater)
DANVERS MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
WESTFORD MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
GLOUCESTER MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
HOPKINTON MA Town-wide plastic bag ban
BELMONT MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
BOSTON MA City-wide ban on plastic bags, Five-cent tax on paper, reusable and compostable bags
COHASSET MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
WINCHESTER MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
MARSHFIELD MA Town-wide plastic bag ban
WESTBOROUGH MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
SWAMPSCOTT MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
TOPSFIELD MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
WAYLAND MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
WAKEFIELD MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
MELROSE MA City-wide ban on plastic bags (businesses over 8,000 sq ft)
SOUTH HADLEY MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
SUDBURY MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
DALTON MA City-wide ban on plastic bags less than 40 mils
YARMOUTH MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
ARLINGTON MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
STOCKBRIDGE MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
BOURNE MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
OAK BLUFFS MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
FRAMINGHAM MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
EDGARTOWN MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags and fee on paper and reusable bags
ATHOL MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
SANDWICH MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
IPSWICH MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags and fee on paper bags
DENNIS MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
BEDFORD MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
PLYMOUTH MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
NATICK MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
WATERTOWN MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
SHREWSBURY MA City-wide ban on plastic bags less than 40 mils thick
LENOX MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
LEE MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags and tax on paper bags
ADAMS MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
AMHERST MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
CHILMARK MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags and fee on paper and reusable bags
AQUINNAH MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
WEST TISBURY MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags and fee on paper and reusable bags
TISBURY MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags and fee on paper and reusable bags
SALEM MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
WELLESLY MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
BARNSTABLE MA City-wide ban on plastic bags less than 3 mils thick
SOMERVILLE MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
FALMOUTH MA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper bags
HAMILTON MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
HARWICH MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
CAMBRIDGE MA City-wide ban on single-use plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper and composed plastic bags
TRURO MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
BRIDGEWATER MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
NORTHAMPTON MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
CONCORD MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
CHATHAM MA City-wide ban on single-use plastic bags
WELLFLEET MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
WILLIAMSTOWN MA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
NEWTON MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
MARBLEHEAD MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
PROVINCETOWN MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
NEWBURYPORT MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
GREAT BARRINGTON MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
MANCHESTER MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
BROOKLINE MA City-wide ban on plastic bags
HARFORD MD County-wide ban on plastic yard waste bags
ABERDEEN MD City-wide ban on plastic yard waste bags
TAKOMA PARK MD City-wide ban on plastic bags
MONTGOMERY COUNTY MD Five-cent charge on each paper or plastic carryout bag provided by retail establishments
CHESTERTOWN MD Chestertown, MD implemented a ban on plastic bags for all retailers
ROCKLAND ME City-wide ban on plastic bags
MANCHESTER ME Town-wide ban on plastic bags
BLUE HILL ME Town-wide plastic bag ban
BATH ME City-wide ban on plastic bags, and a five-cent tax on paper bags (increasing to 10-cents and 15-cents in 2019 and 2020)
BELFAST ME City-wide ban on plastic bags
CAPE ELIZABETH ME Town-wide five-cent tax on plastic bags
BRUNSWICK ME Town-wide ban on plastic bags
TOPSHAM ME Town-wide 5-cent fee on plastic bags
SACO ME City-wide ban on plastic bags
FREEPORT ME Town-wide ban on plastic bags and five-cent fee on paper bags
KENNEBUNK ME Town-wide ban on plastic bags
FALMOUTH ME City-wide 5-cent fee on plastic and paper bags
YORK ME Town-wide ban on plastic bags
SOUTH PORTLAND ME City-wide 5-cent fee on plastic and paper bags
PORTLAND ME City-wide 5-cent fee on plastic and paper bags
WASHTENAW COUNTY MI County-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on reusable bags
HYDE COUNTY NC County-wide ban on plastic bags
DARE COUNTY NC County-wide ban on plastic bags
CURRITUCK COUNTY NC County-wide ban on plastic bags
JERSEY CITY NJ City-wide ban on plastic bags
BELMAR NJ Borough-wide ban on plastic bags
BRIGANTINE BEACH NJ City-wide ban on plastic bags
HOBOKEN NJ City-wide ban on plastic bags, fee on paper and reusable bags (up to 25-cents); low-income customers exempt
BRADLEY BEACH NJ Borough-wide ban on plastic bags
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP NJ Town-wide ban on plastic bags
ATLANTIC COUNTY NJ County-wide ban on plastic bags and straws within parks
TEANECK NJ 5-cent tax on plastic bags
MONMOUTH BEACH NJ Borough-wide ban on plastic bags
LONG BEACH NJ Town-wide ban on plastic bags
POINT PLEASANT BEACH NJ Borough-wide ban on plastic bags
LONGPORT NJ 10-cent fee on paper and plastic bags
SILVER CITY NM City-wide ban on plastic bags
SANTA FE NM City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent tax on paper bags
BEDFORD NY Town-wide 10-cent fee on plastic and paper bags
LEWISBORO NY Town-wide ban on plastic bags,15-cent fee on paper bags
SEA CLIFF NY Village-wide minimum 5-cent tax on plastic bags
SUFFOLK COUNTY NY County-wide five-cent fee on paper and plastic bags
LONG BEACH NY City-wide five-cent fee on plastic bags
NEW CASTLE NY City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper bags
NEW YORK CITY NY City-wide 5-cent fee on plastic bags
PATCHOGUE VILLAGE NY City-wide ban on plastic bags
SAG HARBOR NY Village-wide ban on plastic bags
SOUTHAMPTON NY City-wide ban on plastic bags
NEW PALTZ VILLAGE NY Village-wide ban on plastic bags
HASTINGS ON HUDSON NY City-wide ban on plastic bags
LARCHMONT NY City-wide ban on plastic bags
MAMARONECK NY Village-wide ban on plastic bags
RYE NY City-wide ban on plastic bags
EAST HAMPTON NY City-wide ban on plastic bags
NEW YORK (STATEWIDE) NY Proposal for State-wide ban on plastic bags w/Amendments
MILWAUKIE OR City-wide ban on plastic bags
MANZANITA OR City-wide ban on plastic bags
MCMINNVILLE OR City-wide ban on plastic bags
HOOD RIVER OR City-wide ban on plastic bags
FOREST GROVE OR City-wide ban on plastic bags
ASHLAND OR City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper bags
EUGENE OR City-wide ban on plastic bags and 5-cent fee on paper bags
CORVALLIS OR City-wide ban on plastic bags and 5-cent fee on paper bags
PORTLAND OR City-wide ban on plastic bags
PROVIDENCE RI City-wide ban on plastic bags and 10-cent tax on paper and reusable bags
NORTH KINGSTOWN RI Town-wide ban on plastic bags
JAMESTOWN RI City-wide ban on plastic bags
NEW SHOREHAM RI Town-wide ban on plastic bags
NEWPORT RI City-wide ban on plastic bags
MIDDLETOWN RI City-wide ban on plastic bags
BARRINGTON RI City-wide ban on plastic bags
MOUNT PLEASANT SC City-wide ban on plastic bags
BEAUFORT COUNTY SC County-wide ban on plastic bags
SURFSIDE BEACH SC City-wide ban on plastic bags
FOLLY BEACH SC City-wide ban on plastic bags
ISLE OF PALMS SC City-wide ban on plastic bags
BROWNSVILLE TX City-wide ban of plastic bags
EAGLE PASS TX City-wide ban on plastic bags
PORT ARANSAS TX City-wide ban on plastic bags suspended
LAREDO TX City-wide plastic bag ban
KERMIT TX Plastic bag ban and 10-cent tax on paper bags
SUNSET VALLEY TX City-wide plastic bag ban
FREER TX City-wide plastic bag ban
AUSTIN TX The ordinance include specific carryout bag standards, exemptions and signage requirements
LAGUNA VISTA TX Plastic bag ban at all retailers
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND TX City-wide plastic bag ban
FORT STOCKTON TX A bag ban ordinance with an exception for plastic bags that are labeled 100% recyclable
MOAB UT City-wide ban on plastic bags
PARK CITY UT City-wide ban on plastic bags in stores larger than 12,000 sq ft
PARK CITY UT City-wide ban on plastic bags in stores larger than 12,000 sq ft
BRATTLEBORO VT Town-wide ban on plastic bags
KENMORE WA City-wide ban on plastic bags, 5-cent fee on paper bags
LA CONNER WA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
PORT ANGELES WA City-wide ban on plastic bags less than 225 mm, 5-cent tax on all bags
TACOMA WA City-wide ban on plastic bags less than 225 mils thick
FRIDAY HARBOR WA Town-wide ban on plastic bags
SAN JUAN COUNTY WA County-wide ban on plastic bags
TUMWATER WA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 5-cent fee on paper bags
THURSTON COUNTY WA County-wide ban on plastic bags and 5-cent fee on paper bags
OLYMPIA WA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 5-cent fee on paper bags
LACEY WA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 5-cent fee on paper bags
MERCER ISLAND WA City-wide ban on plastic bags
SHORELINE WA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 5-cent fee on paper bags
ISSAQUAH WA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 5-cent fee on paper bags
MUKILTEO WA City-wide ban on plastic bags
PORT TOWNSEND WA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 5-cent fee on paper bags
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND WA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 5-cent fee on paper bags
BELLINGHAM WA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 5-cent fee on paper bags
SEATTLE WA City-wide ban on plastic bags and 5-cent fee on paper bags
EDMONDS WA City-wide ban on plastic bags