Statewide Legislation

Law Status
Status Date
Plastic Summary


  • “Single-use plastic carryout bag”, a plastic film-type bag with or without handles provided by a retail establishment to customers at its business location to carry items purchased or serviced, and is not a recycled paper bag or reusable carryout bag.
Paper Summary


  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW


  • “Recycled paper bag”, a paper bag that (i) is 100 per cent recyclable, (ii) contains a minimum of 40 per cent postconsumer recycled materials, provided, however, that an 8 pound or smaller paper bag shall contain a minimum of 20 per cent postconsumer recycled material, and (iii) displays on the outside of the bag, the words “100% Recyclable” and “40 % postconsumer recycled content”, or such other per cent of postconsumer recycled material content as required under clause (ii), or other standard established by department regulation.
Reusable Definition

“Reusable carryout bag”, a bag with handles made of washable, cloth, hemp, or other fibers, fabrics or materials, or combination thereof, that is designed and manufactured specifically for multiple uses, which meets the standards established by department regulation.

Stores Affected

“Retail establishment”, any store or premises engaged in the retail business of selling or providing merchandise, goods, groceries, prepared take-out food and beverages for consumption off-premises, or the servicing of an item, directly to customers at such store or premises, including but not limited to, grocery stores, department stores, pharmacies, stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and seasonal and temporary businesses, such as farmers markets and public markets, provided the use of a food truck or other motor vehicle, mobile canteen, trailer, market pushcart, moveable roadside stand, used to engage in such business directly with customers, shall be considered a “retail establishment” for the purpose of this definition.


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