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Pittsburgh, PA

City-wide ban on all PE bags; 10-cent fee on paper bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: April 13, 2023
New London, NH

Town-wide pan on all PE bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2023
Haverford Township, PA

Town-wide ban on all PE bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2023
Albemarle County, VA

City-wide 5-cent tax on plastic bags less than 4 mils

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2023
Hadley, MA

City-wide ban on all PE bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2023
Logan, UT

City Council repealed plastic bag ban; following county-wide waste management plan that gives businesses choice to either stop offering bags for free and implement a recycling program or charge $0.10 per bag

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: December 7, 2022
Rankin Inlet, NU

Ban on all plastic bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 31, 2022
North Myrtle Beach, SC

City-wide ban on plastic bags.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2022
Louden County, VA

County-wide 5-cent tax on plastic bags less than 4 mils

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2022
Granby, QC

Ban on all plastic bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: June 1, 2022
Fort Collins, CO

City-wide ban on all PE bags; 12-cent tax on paper

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: May 1, 2022
West Goshen Township, PA

Town-wide ban on plastic bags less than 2.25 mils thick (language not specified in ordinance)

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: April 22, 2022
Chilliwack, BC

15-cent tax on paper bags, ban on plastic bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: April 1, 2022
Port Moody, BC

25-cent tax on paper bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: April 1, 2022
Falls Church, VA

City-wide 5-cent tax on plastic bags less than 4 mils

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: April 1, 2022
Richmond, British Columbia
  • Types of materials banned:
    • “Single-use” plastic bags (including biodegradable/compostable plastic)
  • Exemptions:
    • “Single-use” bags used for/to:
      • Package loose, bulk items such as produce, nuts,
        grains, candy, small hardware items, frozen foods,
        meat, poultry, fish, flowers, potted plants,
        bakery/prepared food, prescription drugs
        Laundry-dry cleaning bags
        Transport live fish
        Protect linens, bedding or other similar large items
        Protect newspapers or other printed materials to be left
        at customer’s residence or business
    • Sale of multiple, prepackaged “single-use” bags (for use at
      customer’s home or business)

*Note: The B.C. Government approved this bylaw on September 12, 2020. Local
council will still need to determine the effective date. Richmond indicates they are
waiting until the pandemic emergency ends to implement the bylaw.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: March 27, 2022
Regina, SK

Ban on all plastic bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: February 1, 2022
Northampton, MA – Bill 272-18

City-wide ban on plastic bags.

REPLACED 2021: https://www.northamptonma.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/15908?fileID=139558

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2022
Randolph, MA

City-wide ban on plastic bags less than 2.5 mils.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2022
Louisville, CO

City-wide 25-cent tax on plastic and paper bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2022
Northhampton, MA

City-wide ban on all PE bags

Replaced 2016 bill

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2022
Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Types of materials banned:
    • “Single-use” plastic bags (including
      biodegradable/compostable plastics)
  • Exemptions:
    • Bags made from other materials used for/to:
      Package loose, bulk items such as produce, nuts,
      grains, candy, small hardware items, frozen foods,
      meat, poultry, fish, flowers, potted plants,
      bakery/prepared goods, prescription drugs
      Laundry-dry cleaning bags
      Transport live fish
      Protect linens, bedding or other similar large items that
      cannot easily fit in a reusable bag
      Protect newspapers or other printed materials to be left
      at customer’s residence or business
      Protect tires that cannot easily fit in reusable bags
      Used to provide charitable food services
      Sale of multiple (minimum of 10), prepackaged single-use
      bags (for use at customer’s home or business)
      Have already been used by a customer and returned to be
      re-used by other customers (example: take-a-bag, leave-a-bag program)
  • Effective as of: 1 Jan 2022
  • Item fee:
    • Required – Reusable bags: made for a minimum of 100 uses, made primarily of fabric (must charge no less than $1 rising to $2 on January 1, 2023). Paper bags: contain at least 40% recycled paper content, and display the words “recyclable” and the amount of recycled content on the outside of the bag (must charge no less than 15 cents rising to 25 cents on January 1, 2023). Paper bags under 15 by 20 centimeters when flat are not chargeable.
Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2022
Roanoke, VA

City-wide 5-cent tax on plastic bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2022
Las Cruces, NM

City-wide ban on all PE bags and 10 tax on plastic bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2022
Arlington County, VA

City-wide 5-cent tax on plastic bags less than 4 mils

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2022
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