They haven’t completely gone after straws yet, but the push to ban single use plastic bags kicks into high gear in Boston this week with the city plastic bag ban becoming effective one week from today, on December 14. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh signed the measure back in December of last year after the city council gave the measure its unanimous approval. It is a different case out in Ohio, where the Ohio House of Representatives approved legislation to prohibit local communities from imposing additional fees on plastic bags at grocery stores. House Bill 625, passed by the House on a vote of 52- 29, not only outlaws local fees, but also prevents local governments from regulating any “auxiliary containers”, including metal, glass or cardboard as well as plastics. The proposal is now pending in the state senate as the legislative year winds down. It needs to pass the senate and win approval from Governor John Kasich to become law.