Vermont Bag Legislations

Statewide Legislation

Status Approved
Status Date June 17, 2019
Comply Date July 01, 2018
Ordinance S11301
Notes 5/30/2019 Passed both house and senate - waiting on the governor. S.113 was amended in the Senate to include a five-cent fee (a decrease from 10-cents in the previous iteration) on paper bags and to have language defining reusable paper bags. The bill also bans plastic bags, polystyrene food packaging, and straws.
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Updated October 02, 2019

Brattleboro

Status Approved
Status Date January 20, 2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Reusable Definition Reusable Bag means a bag that meets the following requirements: (a) has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for the purposes of this Section means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet; (b) has a minimum volume of 15 liters; (c) is machine washable or is made of a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (d) does not contain lead in an amount greater than 89 parts per million (ppm), nor contain total heavy metals (lead, hexavalent chromium, cadmium, and mercury) in an amount greater than 99 ppm, unless lower heavy metal limits are imposed by applicable state or federal law, in which case such standards shall apply; (e) has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, (1) the name of the manufacturer, (2) the country where the bag was manufactured, (3) a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, (4) the percentage of Postconsumer Recycled Material used, if any, and (5) bag care and washing instructions; and (f) if made of plastic, is no less than 2.25 mils thick anywhere on the bag
Stores Affected
Retail Establishment means all sales outlets, stores, shops, pharmacies, or other places of business located within the Town of Brattleboro which sell or convey merchandise directly to the ultimate consumer Retail Food Establishment means all sales outlets, stores, shops, restaurants, markets, supermarkets, clubs or other places of business which sell, ...view more or convey foods directly to the ultimate consumer. This definition shall include but is not limited to any place where food is prepared, mixed, cooked, baked, smoked, preserved, bottled, packaged, handled, stored, manufactured, sold or offered to the public; similar places in which food or drink is prepared for sale or service on the premises or elsewhere; and any other establishment or operation, including in-home caterers, where food is processed, prepared, sold, served or provided for the public, regardless of whether there is a charge for the food. Retail Service Establishments means all places of business located within the Town of Brattleboro where a service, specialized or professional work is offered to the public, regardless of whether there is a charge for the service. view less
Comply Date July 01, 2018
Ordinance Section 2 of Chapter 7
Updated October 02, 2019

Norwich

Status Pending
Updated October 02, 2019

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

Wilmington

Status Pending
Notes Note, this passed City Council on December 18. The townspeople have until Januaray 31, 2019 for townspeople to sign a petition, need minimum of 5% to finalize.
Updated October 02, 2019

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