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Narberth
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/17/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that is (1) one hundred percent (100%) recyclable including the handles; (2) contains at least forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled paper content;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
displays the words “recyclable” and “made from 40% post-consumer recycled amount content (or other applicable amount), or substantially similar wording, in a 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. Reusable Bags shall be made of either polyester, polypropylene, cotton, or other durable material, or durable plastic that is at least 3.0 mils in thickness.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
1st city in Pennsylvania to have a bag ban
Updated as of
1/16/2019
Philadelphia
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/2/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that meets the following, but not including an Exempted Bag: (a) contains no old growth fiber; (b) contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
(c) displays the word "Recyclable" or ?Recycled Content? in a highly visible manner and is labeled with the name of the manufacturer and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content of the bag in an easy-to-read font size.
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
2.25 mil thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
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Updated as of
2/18/2020
Philadelphia
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2021
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that meets the following, but not including an Exempted Bag: (a) contains no old growth fiber; (b) contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
(c) displays the word "Recyclable" or ?Recycled Content? in a highly visible manner and is labeled with the name of the manufacturer and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content of the bag in an easy-to-read font size.
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
2.25 mil thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
STORES AFFECTED: Zumiez #329 & #710, STYLE CAMP BY THE END OF JULY, ESTABLISHMENTS MUST PROVIDE A WARNING TO CUSTOMERS THAT THEY WILL NO LONGER BE PROVIDING SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS AS OF OCTOBER 1. ON OCTOBER 1, THE CITY WILL BEGIN ISSUING WARNINGS TO RETAILERS THAT DO NOT COMPLY. ON APRIL 1, 2022 THE CITY WILL ISSUE FINES TO STORES WHO ARE NOT COMPLYING WITH THE BAN. (Postponed to due Covid-19. Original enforcement date was 1/1/21. Also Pushed Past 7/1/21 Date)
Updated as of
1/6/2021
West Chester
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2021
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
must consist of recycled content and be either recyclable or compostable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
8/19/2021