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*Statewide Legislation
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2021
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
40 percent recycled content and be 100 percent recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
??Please reuse and recycle this bag.?
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
STORES AFFECTED: ZUMIEZ #231, 247, 248, 251, 268, 342, 356, 357, 541, 708, American Museum of Tort Law, Grannick's Pharmacy, Soxxy THE $0.10 FEE IS IN EFFECT RIGHT NOW. 7/1/21 - NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS AT ALL
Updated as of
7/29/2021
Branford
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Additional Information
find ordinance
Updated as of
1/14/2020
Darien
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a bag that contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content, and is 100% recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag that is designed and manufactured for multiple reuses and meets or exceeds all of the following requirements: (a) Does not contain lead, cadmium or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts; (b) Has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this Ordinance means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet, or if it is made from plastic, has a minimum thickness of 12 Mil; (c) Is washable;
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer and the location (country) where the bag was manufactured. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Ordinance, a reusable bag does not include any plastic bag which is less than 12 Mil thick.
Additional Information
stores under 10,000 square feet will still be able to offer the bags until January 2021. stores over 10,000 square feet will charge 10 cents for compliant paper bags, while stores under 10,000 square feet are exempt from ever having to charge 10 cents for compliant paper bags.
Updated as of
7/16/2019
Fairfield
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
2/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber; Is 100% recyclable; Contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Conspicuously displays the phrase "reusable" and "recyclable" on the outside of the bag and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and that is made of 1) cloth, fiber, or other machine-washable fabric, and/or 2) durable plastic that is at least 12.0 mils (thousandths of an inch) thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
1/20/2020
Glastonbury
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
(I) contains no old growth fiber, I (2) is I 00% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content,
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, can be cleaned or disinfected and is made of cloth, fabric, or durable plastic that is at least 6 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
7/16/2019
Greenwich
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/12/2018
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
contains no old-growth fiber and a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled material and is 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
The word “recyclable” must be printed in some manner on the outside of the bag, along with the name and location of the manufacturer and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content
Fee Per Paper Bag
No fee
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
either a bag made of cloth or other machine-washable fabric that has handles, or a durable plastic bag with handles that is at least 12 mil thick and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/10/2018
Guilford
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a bag that contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled content, is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
has printed in a highly visible manner on the bag the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable", the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag of cloth or other material with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for long-term multiple reuse. If plastic, 12 mil thickness
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
1/14/2020
Hamden
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/12/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
contains no old-growth fiber and a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled material and is 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Has printed in a highly visible manner on the bag the word "Reusable" and "Recyclable", the name and location of the manufacturer and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag specifically designed and manufactured for multiple re-use and is made of cloth or other fabric.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
5/31/2019
Mansfield
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/13/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag specifically designed and manufactured for multiple re-use.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Businesses shall not provide or make available any plastic checkout bag
Updated as of
5/31/2019
Middletown
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
(1) contains no old growth fiber; (2) is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of cloth or other fabric
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
http://middletownct.gov/1033/Bring-Your-Own-Bag-Ordinance
Updated as of
5/31/2019
New Britain
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
100% recyclable, contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Conspicuously display the phrase "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse that (1) is made of (a) cloth, fiber, or other machine washable fabric, or (b) durable plastic that is at least 12.0 mils (thousandths of an inch) thick, and (2) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other toxic material
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
7/16/2019
New Canaan
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
8/27/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
"Reusable" and "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse that: Is made of (a) cloth, fiber, or other machine washable fabric, (b) laminated material, or (c) durable plastic that is at least 6.0 mils (thousandths of an inch) thick, and does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other toxic material
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Stores with more than 10,000 square feet of retail space will not be allowed to “sell, provide or distribute carryout bags made of paper” unless they are less than 600 cubic inches or are 100% recyclable with the words “reusable and recyclable,” conspicuously written on them, states the ordinance.
Updated as of
5/31/2019
Norwalk
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/8/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
100% recyclable, contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Conspicuously display the phrase "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse that (1) is made of (a) cloth, fiber, or other machine washable fabric, or (b) durable plastic that is at least 12.0 mils thick, and (2) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other toxic material.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
5/31/2019
Stamford
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/3/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
100% recyclable, contains at least 40% PCR
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Conspicuously display the phrase "Please Recycle This Bag" or a substantially similar phrase
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of cloth, fiber, other machine washable fabric, or durable plastic that is at least 12 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
5/31/2019
Weston
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
3/6/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag with or without handles that is 100 percent recyclable and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content (except that an eight pound or smaller paper bag shall contain a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content). Bag must contain no old growth fiber and must be FSC certified.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
visibly displays both the word "recyclable" and “reusable” on the outside of the bag and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or other washable fabric, and/or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 4.0 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
5/31/2019
Westport
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
3/1/2009
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of post consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made of cloth or other fabric, or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 millimeters thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
9/28/12