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*Statewide Legislation
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a carryout bag that is made of paper and that is recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a carryout bag that is designed and manufactured for multiple uses and is: (A) made of cloth or other machine-washable fabric that has stitched handles; or (B) a polypropylene bag that has stitched handles.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
7/16/2019
Brattleboro
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2018
Stores Affected
All retail establishments and restaurants
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
Reusable Bag means a bag that meets the following requirements: (a) has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for the purposes of this Section means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet; (b) has a minimum volume of 15 liters; (c) is machine washable or is made of a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (d) does not contain lead in an amount greater than 89 parts per million (ppm), nor contain total heavy metals (lead, hexavalent chromium, cadmium, and mercury) in an amount greater than 99 ppm, unless lower heavy metal limits are imposed by applicable state or federal law, in which case such standards shall apply; and (f) if made of plastic, is no less than 2.25 mils thick anywhere on the bag.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
(e) has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, (1) the name of the manufacturer, (2) the country where the bag was manufactured, (3) a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, (4) the percentage of Postconsumer Recycled Material used, if any, and (5) bag care and washing instructions;
Additional Information
First Vermont municipality to pass an ordinance 
Updated as of
1/16/2018
Norwich
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2019
Stores Affected
N/A
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
N/A
Updated as of
5/31/2019
Wilmington
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2019
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
(a) has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for the purposes of this ordinance means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet; (b) has a minimum volume of 15 liters; (c) is machine washable or is made of a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (d) does not contain lead in an amount greater than 89 parts per million (ppm), nor contain total heavy metals (lead, hexavalent chromium, cadmium, and mercury) in an amount greater than 99 ppm, unless lower heavy metal limits are imposed by applicable state or federal law, in which case such standards shall apply; (f) if made of plastic, is no less than 1.0 mils thick anywhere on the bag.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, (1) the name of the manufacturer, (2) the country where the bag was manufactured, (3) a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, (4) the percentage of Postconsumer Recycled Material used, if any, and (5) bag care and washing instructions
Additional Information
Updated as of
1/30/2019