Recently, the Alabama legislature passed a bill intended to prohibit the ban of plastic bags and other single use containers. This bill was brought forward by the Republican Senator Livingston from Scottsboro, who explained his decision:
“Livingston told the committee that it would maintain a uniform policy across the state.
‘It simply bans local municipalities and county governments from banning plastic bags or Styrofoam cups and things like that,’ Livingston told the committee. ‘It keeps it in the state arena.’
A number of states have considered measures to reduce the prevalence of plastic bags at grocery stores and shops. Others are considering legislation like the Alabama bill that would prevent action by local communities.
People on both sides of the legislation said they knew of no Alabama city or county that has proposed banning plastic bags or similar containers.” (Source: AL.com)
Sources & Further Reading
Press, The Associated. “Bag Bans Banned in 'Bama? Bill Would Keep Alabama Cities from Banning Plastic Bags, Foam Cups.” Al.com, Al.com, 9 Apr. 2019, www.al.com/news/2019/04/bag-bans-banned-in-bama-bill-would-keep-alabama-cities-from-banning-plastic-bags-foam-cups.html.