Recent Bag Legislations

California - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date June 03, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Recycling: plastic: packaging and carryout bags. Existing law prohibits stores, including convenience food stores, foodmarts, and other specified entities that have a specified amount of sales in dollars or retail floor space space, from providing a singl
Stores Affected Stores, including convenience food stores, foodmarts, and other specified entities.
Ordinance AB1371
Notes Recycling: plastic: packaging and carryout bags. Existing law prohibits stores, including convenience food stores, foodmarts, and other specified entities that have a specified amount of sales in dollars or retail floor space space, from providing a single-use carryout bag to a customer and prohibits those stores from selling or distributing a recycled paper bag at the point of sale unless the store makes the bag available for purchase for not less than $0.10.
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Updated July 18, 2021

California - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date July 05, 2021
Reusable Definition This bill would allow the department to designate a regional convenience zone serving up to 5 adjacent unserved supermarket-based zones based on specified factors. The bill would require the department to certify bag drop redemption programs, as defined, and dealers under certain conditions and would require those certified entities to be eligible for handling fees and processing payments, as provided, thereby making an appropriation.
Ordinance AB1454
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Updated July 19, 2021

Colorado - Statewide Legislation

Status Approved
Status Date July 06, 2021
Reusable Definition The bill prohibits stores and retail food establishments, on and after September 1, 2022, from providing single-use plastic carryout bags to customers ; except that a retail food establishment that is a restaurant and not a store or convenience store may provide single-use plastic carryout bags .
Stores Affected Stores and retail food establishments
Comply Date September 01, 2021
Ordinance HB1162
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Updated July 19, 2021

Connecticut - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date March 30, 2021
Paper Summary
Details:
  • For the purposes of this section, "single-use produce bag" means a bag provided by a store, as defined in section 22a-246a of the general statutes, to 160contain meat, seafood, loose produce or other unwrapped food items.
Ordinance HB06502
Notes To phase out the use of certain polystyrene trays and food containers, prohibit the automatic distribution of single-use plastic straws at certain eating establishments, prohibit the intentional release of certain helium balloons and examine the compostable nature of certain single-use produce bags. .
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Updated July 19, 2021

Connecticut - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date January 25, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • To exempt certain biodegradable and compostable bags from the plastic bags fee.
Ordinance SB00281
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Updated July 19, 2021

Delaware - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date June 29, 2021
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 10.00mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Details:
  • This Act increases the minimum thickness for a plastic bag to qualify as a reusable bag from 2.25 mils to 10 mils effective January 1, 2022 and makes the restrictions applicable to stores regardless of size effective July 1, 2022.
Ordinance HB212
Notes This Act provides a phased in approach to further the reduction of single-use plastic bags. This Act increases the minimum thickness for a plastic bag to qualify as a reusable bag from 2.25 mils to 10 mils effective January 1, 2022 and makes the restrictions applicable to stores regardless of size effective July 1, 2022. This Act also makes corrections to existing law to make it conform to the standards of the Legislative Drafting Manual.
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Updated July 18, 2021

Florida - Statewide Legislation

Status Approved
Status Date June 23, 2021
Ordinance S0694
Notes Requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to review and update its report on retail bags and submit the updated report to the Legislature by a specified date
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Updated July 19, 2021

Florida - Statewide Legislation

Status Failed
Status Date April 30, 2021
Ordinance H1563
Notes Requires DEP to update its report on retail bags & submit report to Legislature by specified date.
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Updated July 19, 2021

Florida - Statewide Legislation

Status Failed
Status Date April 30, 2021
Ordinance S1348
Notes Requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to review and update a specified report on the regulation of certain auxiliary containers, wrappings, and disposable plastic bags; prohibiting a local government, local governmental agency, or state government agency from enacting certain rules and regulations during a specified timeframe, etc.
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Updated July 19, 2021

Florida - Statewide Legislation

Status Failed
Status Date April 30, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Removes prohibition of local laws relating to regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings, & disposable plastic bags; repeals preemption of local laws relating to use or sale of polystyrene products to DACS.
Ordinance H6027
Notes Removes prohibition of local laws relating to regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings, & disposable plastic bags; repeals preemption of local laws relating to use or sale of polystyrene products to DACS.
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Updated July 19, 2021

Florida - Statewide Legislation

Status Failed
Status Date April 30, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Deleting preemptions of local law relating to the regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings, or disposable plastic bags; repealing the preemption of local laws regarding the use or sale of polystyrene products to the Department of Agriculture and Cons
Ordinance S0594
Notes Deleting preemptions of local law relating to the regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings, or disposable plastic bags; repealing the preemption of local laws regarding the use or sale of polystyrene products to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, etc.
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Updated July 19, 2021

Georgia - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date February 09, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Prohibits the distribution of certain bags made of plastic film and items2made of polystyrene foam by certain retail establishments
Ordinance SB104
Notes A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 8 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to waste management, so as to prohibit the distribution of certain bags made of plastic film and items made of polystyrene foam by certain retail establishments; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
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Updated July 19, 2021

Hawaii - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date January 25, 2021
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Details:
  • "Plastic checkout bag" means a carryout bag that is provided by a business to a customer for purposes of transporting groceries or other retail goods, is made from plastic, and is not specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Stores Affected "Business" means any commercial enterprise or establishment operating in the State, including an individual proprietorship, joint venture, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity, whether for profit or not for profit, and includes all employees of the business or any independent contractors associated with the business.
Ordinance SB249
Notes Prohibits the use and distribution in the State of certain single-use plastics. Requires all moneys collected for the provision of reusable or recyclable bags to be deposited in the environmental management special fund.
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Updated July 19, 2021

Idaho - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date January 29, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Repeals existing law to preempt local regulation of auxiliary containers, including plastic bags.
Ordinance H0054
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Updated July 19, 2021

Iowa - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date February 01, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • e bill requires the department of natural resources to collect from manufacturers a fee of 5 cents for every single-use plastic bag or single-use container sold in or sold into the state.
Fees .05
Ordinance HF320
Notes The bill defines “carryout bag”, “consumer product”, “container”, “food service establishment”, “manufacturer”, “plastic”, “reusable grocery bag”, “single-use”, and “single-use plastic straw”. The bill requires the department of natural resources to collect from manufacturers a fee of 5 cents for every single-use plastic bag or single-use container sold in or sold into the state. The department shall deposit fees collected into the water quality protection fund. The bill requires each manufacturer to keep a record of all single-use carryout bags or single-use containers sold in or sold into this state and to make records available at all times for inspection by the department.
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Updated July 19, 2021

Iowa - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date March 05, 2021
Ordinance HF776
Notes H.F. 776 Section 1. Section 8A.311, Code 2021, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEW SUBSECTION . 24. a. For purposes of this subsection, “single-use plastic product” includes any of the following: (1) Plastic bags.
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Updated July 19, 2021

Kentucky - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date January 05, 2021
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.50mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Details:
  • Establishes a ban on plastic, single-use carryout bags by July 1, 2026. "Plastic bag" means a thin film bag made of plastic derived from petroleum that is not biodegradable and is less than two and one-half (2.5) mils in thickness;
Comply Date July 01, 2026
Ordinance SB58
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Updated July 19, 2021

Kentucky - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date January 12, 2021
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.50mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Details:
  • "Plastic bag" means a thin film bag made of plastic derived from petroleum that is not biodegradable and is less than two and one-half (2.5) mils in thickness
Comply Date July 01, 2026
Ordinance HB260
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Updated July 19, 2021

Maine - Statewide Legislation

Status Failed
Status Date April 28, 2021
Ordinance LD108
Notes This bill repeals the law restricting the use of single-use carry-out plastic bags by retail stores and instead allows a retailer to use plastic bags to bag products at the point of retail sale if the retailer locates inside the store or within 20 feet of the main entrance to the store a receptacle for collecting any used plastic bags and ensures that the plastic bags collected are recycled or delivered to a person engaged in recycling plastics. The purpose of this repeal is to allow the use of single-use bags instead of reusable 19bags and prevent the spread of disease that may exist on reusable bags.
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Updated July 19, 2021

Maine - Statewide Legislation

Status Failed
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • An Act To Remove the Plastic Bag Ban
Comply Date April 28, 2021
Ordinance LD39
Notes An Act To Remove the Plastic Bag Ban - This bill repeals the law restricting the use of single-use carry-out plastic bags by retail stores and instead allows a retailer to use plastic bags to bag products at the point of retail sale if the retailer locates inside the store or within 20 feet of the main entrance to the store a receptacle for collecting any used plastic bags and ensures that the plastic bags collected are recycled or delivered to a person engaged in recycling plastics.
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Updated July 19, 2021

Maine - Statewide Legislation

Status Failed
Status Date April 28, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • This bill repeals the law restricting the use of single-use carry-out plastic bags by retail stores and instead allows a retailer to use plastic bags to bag products at the point of retail sale if the retailer locates inside the store or within 20 feet of
Ordinance LD244
Notes An Act To Repeal Maine's Single-use Plastic Bag Law
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Updated July 19, 2021

Maine - Statewide Legislation

Status Approved
Status Date June 08, 2021
Reusable Definition Beginning January 15, 2021 a retail establishment may use provide a recycled paper bag or a reusable bag made of plastic to bag products at the point of sale as long as the retail establishment charges a fee of at least 5¢ per bag.
Fees .05
Comply Date January 15, 2021
Ordinance LD1635
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Updated July 19, 2021

Massachusetts - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date June 15, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • A retail establishment shall not provide a customer with a single-use plastic bag or provide any other bag, unless specifically allowed under this chapter that is not: (i) a recycled paper bag; or (ii) a reusable bag for the customer to carry away an item
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Details:
  • “Recycled paper bag”, a paper bag that (i) is 100 per cent recyclable; (ii) contains either: (A) a minimum of 40 per cent postconsumer recycled materials; or (B) if not more than a so-called 8 pound paper bag, not less than 20 per cent postconsumer recycled material; and (iii) displays on the outside of the bag the words “100% Recyclable” and either : (A) “40% postconsumer recycled content”; or (B) such other per cent of postconsumer recycled material established by department regulation.
Reusable Definition “Reusable bag”, a bag that is not a single-use plastic film bag with handles made of washable cloth, hemp or other fibers, fabrics or materials, or a combination thereof, designed and manufactured specifically for multiple uses.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment”, a store or premises in which a person is 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, ...view more stores, department stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, restaurants, coffee shops and seasonal and temporary businesses, including farmers markets and public markets; provided, however, that a “retail establishment” shall also include a food truck or other motor vehicle, mobile canteen, trailer, market pushcart or moveable roadside stand used by a person from which to engage in such business directly with customers and business establishments without a storefront, including, but not limited to, a business delivering prepared foods or other food items, web-based or catalog business or delivery services used by a retail establishment; provided further, that a “retail establishment” shall include a non-profit organization, charity or religious institution that has a retail establishment and holds itself out to the public as engaging in retail activities that are characteristic of similar type retail businesses, whether or not for profit when engaging in such activity. view less
Ordinance S525
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Updated July 19, 2021

Massachusetts - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date June 15, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • “Single-use plastic bag”, a bag made of plastic film with or without handles provided by a retail establishment to customers at its business location to carry items purchased from or serviced by the retail establishment and that is not a recycled paper ba
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Details:
  • “Recycled paper bag”, a paper bag that (i) is 100 per cent recyclable; (ii) contains either: (A) a minimum of 40 per cent postconsumer recycled materials; or (B) if not more than a so-called 8 pound paper bag, not less than 20 per cent postconsumer recycled material; and (iii) displays on the outside of the bag the words “100% Recyclable” and either : (A) “40% postconsumer recycled content”; or (B) such other per cent of postconsumer recycled material established by department regulation.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment”, a store or premises in which a person is 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, ...view more stores, department stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, restaurants, coffee shops and seasonal and temporary businesses, including farmers markets and public markets; provided, however, that a “retail establishment” shall also include a food truck or other motor vehicle, mobile canteen, trailer, market pushcart or moveable roadside stand used by a person from which to engage in such business directly with customers and business establishments without a storefront, including, but not limited to, a business delivering prepared foods or other food items, web-based or catalog business or delivery services used by a retail establishment; provided further, that a “retail establishment” shall include a non-profit organization, charity or religious institution that has a retail establishment and holds itself out to the public as engaging in retail activities that are characteristic of similar type retail businesses, whether or not for profit when engaging in such activity. view less
Fees .05
Ordinance H902
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Updated July 19, 2021

Massachusetts - Statewide Legislation

Status Approved
Status Date June 15, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • “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
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Details:
  • “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, ...view more 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. view less
Ordinance H992
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Updated July 19, 2021

Massachusetts - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date June 15, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • “Single-use carryout bag”, a bag made of plastic, paper, or other material that is provided by a Retail establishment to a customer at the point of sale and that is not a recycled paper bag or a reusable grocery bag. A single-use carryout bag does not inc
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Details:
  • “Recycled paper bag”, a paper bag that is (i) 100 per cent recyclable; (ii) contains a minimum of 40 per cent postconsumer recycled materials, provided, however, that an 8 pound or smaller recycled paper bag shall contain a minimum of 20 per cent postconsumer recycled material; and (iii) displays the words "Recyclable" and "made from 40% post-consumer recycled content" or other applicable amount in a visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Reusable Definition “Reusable grocery bag”, a sewn bag with stitched handles that is (i) specifically designed and manufactured for at least 175 uses; (ii) can carry 25 pounds over a distance of 300 feet; and (iii) is made of cloth or other machine-washable fabric other than polyethylene or polyvinyl chloride.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment”, a store or premises in which a person is 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, ...view more stores, department stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, restaurants, coffee shops and seasonal and temporary businesses, including farmers markets and public markets; provided, however, that a “retail establishment” shall also include a food truck or other motor vehicle, mobile canteen, trailer, market pushcart or moveable roadside stand used by a person from which to engage in such business directly with customers and business establishments without a storefront, including, but not limited to, a business delivering prepared foods or other food items, web-based or catalog business or delivery services used by a retail establishment; provided further, that a “retail establishment” shall include a non-profit organization, charity or religious institution that has a retail establishment and holds itself out to the public as engaging in retail activities that are characteristic of similar type retail businesses, whether or not for profit when engaging in such activity. view less
Fees .10
Ordinance S579
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Updated July 19, 2021

Massachusetts - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date June 15, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Prevent Plastic Grocery Bags from Entering the Environment “Single-use carryout bag”, a bag made of plastic, paper, or other material that is provided by a Retail establishment to a customer at the point of sale and that is not a recycled paper bag or a r
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 20% Min PCW
Details:
  • “Recycled paper bag”, a paper bag that is (i) 100 per cent recyclable; (ii) contains a minimum of 40 per cent postconsumer recycled materials, provided, however, that an 8 pound or smaller recycled paper bag shall contain a minimum of 20 per cent postconsumer recycled material; and (iii) displays the words "Recyclable" and "made from 40% post-consumer recycled content" or other applicable amount in a visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Reusable Definition “Reusable grocery bag”, a sewn bag with stitched handles that is (i) specifically designed and manufactured for at least 175 uses; (ii) can carry 25 pounds over a distance of 300 feet; and (iii) is made of cloth or other machine-washable fabric other than polyethylene or polyvinyl chloride.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment”, a store or premises in which a person is 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, ...view more stores, department stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, restaurants, coffee shops and seasonal and temporary businesses, including farmers markets and public markets; provided, however, that a “retail establishment” shall also include a food truck or other motor vehicle, mobile canteen, trailer, market pushcart or moveable roadside stand used by a person from which to engage in such business directly with customers and business establishments without a storefront, including, but not limited to, a business delivering prepared foods or other food items, web-based or catalog business or delivery services used by a retail establishment; provided further, that a “retail establishment” shall include a non-profit organization, charity or religious institution that has a retail establishment and holds itself out to the public as engaging in retail activities that are characteristic of similar type retail businesses, whether or not for profit when engaging in such activity. view less
Fees .10
Ordinance H869
Notes Prevent Plastic Grocery Bags from Entering the Environment
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Updated July 19, 2021

New Jersey - Statewide Legislation

Status Approved
Status Date November 04, 2020
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • “Single-use plastic carryout bag” means a carryout bag made of plastic that is not a reusable carryout bag. No store or food service business shall provide or sell a single-use plastic carryout bag to a customer; and
Paper Summary
Details:
  • “Single-use paper carryout bag” means a carryout bag made of paper that is not a reusable carryout bag. No grocery store shall provide or sell a single-use paper carryout bag to a customer.
Reusable Definition “Reusable carryout bag” means a carryout bag that: (1) is made of polypropylene, PET nonwoven fabric, nylon, cloth, or other machine washable fabric; (2) has stitched handles; and (3) is designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Stores Affected “Store” means any grocery store, convenience store, liquor store, pharmacy, drug store, or other retail establishment.
Comply Date November 04, 2022
Ordinance S864
Notes Prohibits provision or sale of single-use plastic carryout bags, single-use paper carryout bags, and polystyrene foam food service products; limits provision of single-use plastic straws; appropriates moneys from Clean Communities Program Fund for public education.
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Updated July 19, 2021

Oregon - Statewide Legislation

Status Approved
Status Date May 25, 2021
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 40% Min PCW
Details:
  • Modifies definition of "recycled paper checkout bag" to include bags that contain nonwood renewable fiber for purposes of single-use checkout bag prohibition. Modifies definition of "recycled paper checkout bag" to include bags that contain nonwood renewable fiber for purposes of single-use checkout bag prohibition. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Stores Affected “Retail establishment” means a store that sells or offers for sale goods at retail and thatis not a restaurant.
Comply Date May 17, 2021
Ordinance HB2395
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Updated July 19, 2021

Oregon - Statewide Legislation

Status Failed
Status Date June 26, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Single-use bags
Ordinance SB14
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Updated July 19, 2021

Vermont - Statewide Legislation

Status Approved
Status Date May 19, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Bans bags made of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
Ordinance S0020
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Updated July 19, 2021

Washington - Statewide Legislation

Status Approved
Status Date April 14, 2021
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 40% Min PCW
Details:
  • Allows the use of nonwood renewable fiber in recycled content paper carryout bags; and amending RCW 70A.530.010 2and 70A.530.020
Stores Affected "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business, facility, vendor, organization, or individual that sells or provides food, merchandise, goods, or materials directly to a customer including home delivery, temporary stores, or vendors at farmers markets, street fairs, and festivals.
Comply Date July 25, 2021
Ordinance HB1145
Notes Allows the use of nonwood renewable fiber in recycled content paper carryout bags; and amending RCW 70A.530.010 2and 70A.530.020
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Updated July 19, 2021

West Virginia - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date July 18, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Establish fee Retailers to Pay Wholesalers for purchase of plastic bags
Stores Affected Wholesalers that supply plastic bags to retailers for consumer purchases
Fees .05
Ordinance HB2599
Notes Beginning on July 1, 2021, all wholesalers that supply plastic bags to retailers for consumer purchases shall pay $0.05 to the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board for each plastic bag supplied to retailers.
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Updated July 18, 2021

West Virginia - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date March 04, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting certain ordinances, regulations, local policies, local resolutions, or other legal requirements - specifically (3) Bans on the use of plastic bags or drinking straws, or the sale of consumer products such a
Ordinance HB2907
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Updated July 18, 2021

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