Media Coverage Index: Fewer Plastic Bags in Chicago

Explore stories about our work with the Chicago Mayor's Office to reduce plastic bag use.

April 21, 2017 Chicago Sun Times Chicago’s 7-cents-a-bag tax driving down bag use, study shows

April 22, 2017 WGN TV Study finds Chicago bag tax driving down disposable bag use

April 24, 2017 CBS Chicago Study Shows Chicago Plastic Bag Usage Has Dropped Since Bag Tax

April 24, 2017 TimeOut Chicago Chicago’s bag tax brings significant drop in disposable bag use, study finds

April 24, 2017 wttw Chicago Tonight Study: Disposable Bag Use Down 42 Percent in Wake of Chicago Bag Tax

April 24, 2017 Chicagoist After Bag Tax, Chicago Is Using A LOT Fewer Plastic Bags, Study Says

April 24, 2017 DNAinfo Chicago’s Plastic Bag Tax Is Working — Big Time, Study Shows

April 25, 2017 Next City Chicago Sees Big Shift in Grocery Shopping Habit

April 25, 2017 WLS AM Chicagoans Reduce Waste “Significantly” with Checkout Bag Tax

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