Florida Bag Legislations

Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Ordinance FL SB 40 && FL SB 182
Notes FL SB 40: Prohibition of Plastic Carryout Bags and Straws; Prohibiting a store or food service business from providing to a customer a carryout bag made of plastic film; prohibiting a food service business from selling or providing to a customer a single-use plastic straw, etc. FL SB 182: Preemption of Recyclable and Polystyrene Materials; 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.
Updated March 06, 2020

Coral Gable

Status Approved
Status Date May 09, 2017
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Banned
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
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.
Comply Date May 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 October 02, 2019

Gainesville

Status Repealed
Status Date January 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
Comply Date August 01, 2019
Ordinance 170487
Updated March 13, 2020

Palm Beach

Status Approved
Status Date June 11, 2019
Reusable Definition No plastic allowed
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.
Fees None
Comply Date December 19, 2019
Ordinance 24-2019
Updated October 02, 2019

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