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North Myrtle Beach, SC

City-wide ban plastic bags less than 2.25 mils

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2024
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
Easton, Maryland

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

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: April 2, 2023
Tredyffrin Township, PA

Town-wide ban on all PE bags; minimum 15-cent fee on paper

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: March 19, 2023
Radnor Township, PA

Town-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: February 15, 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
Easttown Township, PA

City-wide ban on plastic bags less than 2.25 mils thick (language not specified in ordinance); minimum 15-cent fee per bag

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

Borough-wide ban on all PE bags

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

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
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City Council repealed plastic bag ban; following county-wide waste management plan that gives businesses choice to either stop offering bags for free and implement a recycling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
Solebury Township, PA

City-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: September 19, 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
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
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