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Philadelphia’s Plastic Bag Ban and Changes in Bag Usage Report

The “Philadelphia’s Plastic Bag Ban and Changes in Bag Usage in the City” is an efficacy study of the single-use Plastic Bag Ban in the year since enforcement of the ban began.

The study was conducted by Daniel Banko-Ferran, a PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh, with the support of Dr. Syon Bhanot, a professor at Swarthmore College, and in partnership with the Mayor’s Office.

Name Description Released Format
Plastic Bag Ban Efficacy Study PDF This efficacy study aimed to measure changes in plastic bag usage and determine if businesses and consumers substituted other types of bags. April 28, 2023