What kind of bags are allowed?
  • Paper bags made of at least 40% post-consumer recycled content. Paper bags must be labeled with their post-consumer recycled content.
  • Plastic bags made of at least 20% post-consumer recycled content made of plastic film at least 2.25 mil think. These plastic bags must be labeled "Reusable," including post-consumer recycled content.

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1. Who does the ban apply to?
2. When did the ban go into effect?
3. What kind of bags are banned?
4. What kind of bags are allowed?
5. Are there any restrictions on customers bringing their own bags?
6. What are the exceptions to the single-use plastic bag ban?
7. What about compostable bags?
8. What are the requirements for reusable heavy-duty plastic bags sold in-store?
9. What is a “mil” (as in the 2.25 mil requirements for reusable plastic bags)?
10. Why did the state ban lightweight plastic carryout bags but allow heavyweight, thicker ones?
11. What happens to the carryout bag fee?
12. How will this ban be enforced?
13. How are low-income residents impacted?
14. What are some tips for remembering to bring reusable bags to the store?
15. How do I recycle plastic bags?