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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: January 1, 2021
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, 2021
gere DE

State-wide ban on plastic bags. More details on the various ordinances are as follows:

Expands upon the existing at-store recycling program regarding the use of single use plastic bags and limits stores subject to the program from providing single-use plastic bags for only specific uses.

Encourages the use of reusable bags by consumers and retailers. Requires a store to establish an at-store recycling program that provides an opportunity for customers of the store to return plastic bags and requires all plastic carryout bags to display a recycling message.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2021
Essex, MA

City-wide ban on plastic bags less than 4 mils.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2021
Long Branch, NJ

City-wide ban on all PE bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: January 1, 2021
Trenton, NJ

City-wide ban on all PE bags and a 10-cent tax on paper bags.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: December 31, 2020
Eastham, MA

City-wide ban on plastic bags less than 4 mils.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: November 1, 2020
Red Bank, NJ

City-wide ban on plastic bags less than 2.25 mils.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: September 1, 2020
gere Vermont

Statewide ban on plastic bags, straws, plastic stirrers, cups, takeout, or other food containers made from expanded plastic.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 20, 2020
Fairfield, CT

City-wide ban on plastic bags less than 12 mils.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2020
gere VT

Statewide ban on plastic bags.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2020
Ridgewood, NJ

City-wide ban on all plastic bags.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2020
Hanson, MA

City-wide ban on all plastic bags.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2020
Chelmsford, MA

City-wide ban on plastics bags less than 4 mils.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2020
Groton, MA

City-wide ban on all plastic bags.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2020
Millis, MA

City-wide ban on all plastic bags.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2020
Howard County, MD

City-wide 5-cent tax on plastic bags.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2020
Morris Township, NJ

Citywide ban on plastic bags; 10-cent tax on paper bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2020
Denver, CO

City-wide 10-cent tax on paper and plastic bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2020
Medway, MA

City-wide ban on all PE bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: July 1, 2020
Millburn, NJ

Citywide ban on plastic bags; 5-cent tax on paper and 10-cent tax on reusable bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: June 3, 2020
Springfield, MA

City-wide ban on all plastic bags.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: June 1, 2020
Brewster, MA

City-wide ban on plastic bags.

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: June 1, 2020
Hudson, MA

City-wide ban on all PE bags

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: June 1, 2020
Stoneham, MA

City-wide ban on plastic bags less than 2.25 mils

Paper Bags Plastic Bags Reusable Bags Ban Fee / Tax Recycling Specifications Mandated Markings
Implement Date: May 1, 2020
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