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Plastic Summary

Not a ban- just a fee

Paper Summary

Not defined

Reusable Definition

Carryout bag means a paper, plastic, or reusable bag that is provided by a retail establishment at the check stand, cash register, point of sale, or other point of departure to a customer for the purpose of transporting food or merchandise out of the establishment. Carryout bags include: Single-use plastic bags; BPI certified compostable plastic bags; Paper bags; and Reusable bags.

Paper Bag Id Requirements
Stores Affected

Retail establishment means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods, or materials including, without limitation, clothing, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly to a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, and temporary vendors of merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section.

All Crryout bags- fee of $0.05 per bag
Comply Date
Title 11, Chapter 225, Article VII
Law Text Details

The Minneapolis City Council plans to move foreword with efforts that would amend the Bring Your Own Bag ordinance the city adopted in 2016 and require residents to pay a five-cent fee on paper and plastic bags. Minneapolis passed an ordinance in 2016 banning single use plastic bags, but the statewide preemption law passed in the same year ified that attempt. To comply with Minnesota’s preemption, City Councilman Gordon plans to propose an ordinance requiring retailers to charge a five-cent fee on paper and plastic bags, rather than the fee being charged by the city. The draft language is not yet available.

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