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*Statewide Legistlation
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2023
Stores Affected
retail sales establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that is one hundred percent (100%), recyclable including the handles, contains at least forty percent (40%) post-consumer paper content,
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
displays the words "Recyclable" and the percentage of post-consumer paper content in a visible manner on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
Later Fee Increase
Reusable Bag Requirements
s a bag with handles which are stitched and that is specifically 16 designed and manufactured for one hundred twenty-five (125) or more reuses, and is made primarily of washable cloth, other durable woven or nonwoven fabric, polyester, polypropylene, or other durable plastic with a minimum thickness of four (4.0) mils.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Additional Information
STORES AFFECTED: Moment Surf; Storied Hats; Sunday Afternoons Senate unanimously passed the legistlation, now it's passed to the House for final approval
Updated as of
6/1/2021
Barrington
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2013
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Recyclable, contains minimum 40% post-consumer recycled material and contains no old growth fiber.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on outside of bag in green lettering at least 1 inch in size.
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Bag with handles designed for multiple reuse. (1) Made of cloth or washable fabric; (2) or made of durable plastic 2.5 mil thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/3/2017
Block Island
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2018
Stores Affected
All business establishments
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
The bag must be made of washable cloth, other durable woven or nonwoven fabric, or durable plastic film that is recyclable plastic with a minimum thickness of four mils.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/10/2018
Jamestown
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/22/2018
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that is fully recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content and contains no old growth fiber.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
The bag should display the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable"
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made primarily of cloth or other nonwoven textile or is constructed of multiple layers for insulation. 4.0 mil thickness if made of plastic
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/10/2018
Middletown
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
12/1/2017
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
A paper bag that is fully recyclable overall and contains a miminim of 40% post-consumer recycled content and contains no old growth fiber
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on outside of bag in green lettering at least 1 inch in size.
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 is made primarily of cloth or other nonwoven textile or is constructed of multiple layers for insulation. No plastic at all.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/3/2017
New Shoreham
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2018
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
A paper bag that is fully recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content and contains no old growth fiber
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag, with handles which are stitched and not heat-fused, that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. The bag must be made of washable cloth, other durable woven or nonwoven fabric, or durable plastic film that is recyclable plastic with a minimum thickness of four mils.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/10/2018
Newport
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
11/1/2017
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
A paper bag that is fully recyclable overall and contains a miminim of 40% post-consumer recycled content and contains no old growth fiber
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. Any handles must be stitched and not heat fused. The bag must be made of washable cloth, other durable woven or nonwoven fabric, or durable plastic with a minimum thickness of 4.0 mils.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
www.newportreuses.com
Updated as of
10/3/2017
North Kingstown
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
fully recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content and contains no old growth fiber.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
The bag should display the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" 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 is made primarily of cloth, other nonwoven textile or durable plastic with a minimum thickness of four (4) mils. Any straps or handles shall be stitched. If the bag does not have handles, it must be stitched at the point of carry.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
8/7/2018
Providence
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/22/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
one hundred percent (100%) recyclable including the handles, contains at least forty percent (40%) post-consumer paper content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
displays the words “Recyclable” and “made from 40% post-consumer recycled content (or other applicable amount) in a visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, with handles which are stitched and not heat-fused. The bag shall not be made of any non-recycled plastic.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
5/31/2019
South Kingstown
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that is fully recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content and contains no old growth fiber. 
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
The bag should display the words “Reusable” and “Recyclable” or the universal recycling log on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
The bag should display the words “Reusable” and “Recyclable” or the universal recycling log on the outside of the bag.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
1/30/2019
Westerly
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
100% recyclable and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled paper content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "reusable," "recyclable" or the recycled symbol of a triangle on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
Later Fee Increase
Reusable Bag Requirements
Is made solely of or in a combination of natural cloths, synthetic fibers, other washable material or of a nontoxic plastic as defined by applicable state and federal guidelines that is no less than four mils thick, and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and has handles which are stitched and not heat infused.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
has the work "reusable" or "reuse" or the recycle symbol of a triangle printed on the outside of the bag in a visible manner.
Additional Information
Updated as of
1/20/2020