Broward Chapter

Home Rule on Plastic Bag Regulation

Plastic Bags are an environmental disaster, especially in the State of Florida, which has a very diverse ecosystem. Plastic bags are killing marine life, causing flooding by clogging storm drains and aren’t biodegradable.

“Until such time that the Legislature adopts the recommendations of the department, no local government, local governmental agency, or state government agency may enact any rule, regulation, or ordinance regarding use, disposition, sale, prohibition, restriction, or tax of such auxiliary containers, wrappings, or disposable plastic bags.”
-Florida Statute Chapter 403 Section 7033

We’re looking to get resolutions of support for home rule on plastic bag (retail shopping bag) regulation.


We currently have resolutions from:

  • Hallandale
  • Dania
  • Hollywood
  • Ft. Lauderdale

We still need resolutions from:

  • Pompano Beach
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Lighthouse Point
  • Lauderdale by the Sea
  • Inland cities