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Status
Mandated Recycling program approved
Enforcement Date
N/A
Stores Affected
N/A
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Plastic Bag Bill to pilot a plastic bag recycling program.
Updated as of
10/3/12
Chicago
Status
Repealed 12/28/16; Bag Tax only
Enforcement Date
2/1/2017
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.07
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Effective 12/28/16 the bag ban is repealed; Effective 2/1/17, Chicago retailers must charge a $0.07 tax to customers. All bag ban requirements have been repealed and only a bag tax is in place
Updated as of
6/20/2017
Evanston
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
8/1/2015
Stores Affected
an establishment set forth in Section 8-25-4, which sells perishable or non-perishable goods, including but not limited to establishments operating under the following uses as defined in Section 6-18-3: Commercial Shopping Center, Food Store Establishment, Pawn Broker, Retail Goods Establishment, or Retail Services Establishment. EXEMPT: (1) any dine-in or take-out restaurant, or (2) any store that is not a chain store organization.
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable, and contains a minimum 40% post-consumer recycled material, is capable of composting accordign to ASTM D6400 Standards, is accepted for recycling in curbside programs.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Has printed name of manufacturer, manufactured location, percentage of post-consumer recycled material used. Displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: (1) has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses which, for purposes of this definition, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet; (2) has a minimum volume of 15 liters; (3) is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (4) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts; and (6) if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
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, the country where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, if any
Additional Information
Ordinance approved 7/2014.
Updated as of
9/18/2015
Oak Park
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2018
Stores Affected
Applies to stores that are 5,000 sq ft or larger
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Bag tax only. $0.05 goes to the city and the other $0.05 is kept by the store.
Updated as of
4/10/2018