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Florida - Bag Legislation

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Statewide Legislation

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Status Pending
Ordinance SB88
Notes 12/13/ 2018 Referred to Community Affairs; Environment and Natural Resources; Rules
Updated January 02, 2019

Coral Gable

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Status Approved
Status Date 05/09/2017
Plastic Summary Banned
Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and made a durable material specifically designed for and provided to the consumer with intention of long term use and does not include any film plastic bags.
Stores Affected A retail establishment means any entity or individual engaged in the retail sales of goods. Retail establishments include any supermarket, grocery store, convenient store, shop, service station, restaurant, farmers' market vendor, and any other sales outlet where a customer can directly purchase goods, materials or products.
Compliance Date 05/10/2018
Ordinance 2017-13
Notes Plastic bags that are exempt from ban: Exempt bags means (1) a compostable carry out bag (as defined in 62-245(a)(4)) or any bag without handles provided to a customer (2) to protect food or merchandise from being damaged or contaminated by other food or merchandise, when items are placed together in a reusable bag or recyclable bag, including produce bags; (3) to hold prescription medications dispensed from a pharmacy or veterinary office; (4) designed to be placed over articles of clothing on a hanger, including dry cleaning bags; (5) door hanger bags; (6) newspaper bags, (7) garbage bags; (8) pet waste bags; (9) yard waste bags; and (10) bags of any type that a customer previously owned and brings to a retail establishment for his or her own use in carrying away store goods.
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Updated August 04, 2018

Gainesville

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Status Approved
Status Date 01/17/2019
Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and made a durable material specifically designed for and provided to the consumer with intention of long term use and does not include any film plastic bags.
Stores Affected
A retail establishment means any entity or individual engaged in the retail sales of goods. Retail establishments include any supermarket, grocery store, convenient store, shop, service station, restaurant, farmers' market vendor, and any other sales outlet where a customer can directly purchase goods, materials or products. and Food serivce providers: ...view more a person or entitiy that provides food directlyto the consumer regardless of whether food is provided free of charge or sold, or wheter consumption occurs on or off the premises, or whether food is provided from a building, pushcart, stand or vechicle. Food service providers include but are not limited to, restuarants, cafes, sidewalk cafes, delicatessens, coffee shops, grocery stores, markets, super markets, drugstores, pharmacies, bakeries, caterers, gas stations, vending or food trucks or carts and cafeterias. view less
Fees None
Compliance Date 08/01/2019
Ordinance 170487
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Updated February 05, 2019
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