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    Recent Bag Legislation

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    Florida - Coral Gabletop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 05/09/2017
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and made a durable material speciafically designed for and provided to the consumer with intention of long term use and does not include any film plastic bags.
    Stores Affected A retail establishment means any entity or individual engaged in the retail sales of goods. Retail establishments include any supermarket, grocery store, convenient store, shop, service station, restaurant, farmers' market vendor, and any other sales outlet where a customer can directly purchase goods, materials or products.
    Comply Date 05/10/2018
    Ordinance 2017-13
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    Updated August 04, 2017

    Maine - Brunswicktop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 03/01/2017
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 mil
    Reusable Definition Reusable Bag means a bag that is: (a) designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time; (b) is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly; (c) at least 4.0 mil thick if made from plastic; (d) has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses; and (e) capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.
    Stores Affected Store means any retail establishment, located within the Town of Brunswick, that engages in the retail sale of goods, products, clothing, or merchandise.
    Comply Date 09/01/2017
    Ordinance Bill 6
    Notes In late October 2015, residence started a campaign to ban bags. The councils will not even consider until after the 1st of the year. (2016)
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    Updated August 04, 2017

    Maine - Sacotop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 04/03/2017
    Plastic Summary Banned
    Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag with consumer carrying handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of cloth, fiber or other machine washable fabric, but not plastic film.
    Stores Affected Business means any business that has or requires a business license with the City
    Comply Date 10/01/2017
    Ordinance Chapter 171
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    Updated August 04, 2017

    Maine - Topshamtop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 11/08/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 mil
    Reusable Definition Reusable Bag means a bag that is: (a) Designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time; (b) Is machine washable or, made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly; (c) That is at least 4.0 mil thick if made from plastic; (d) Has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses; and (e) Has the capability of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds
    Stores Affected
    The term Store means any of the following retail establishments located within the Town of Topsham: (a) a full-line, self-service market located in a permanent building, operating year-round, and which sells at retail a line of staple foodstuffs, meats, produce, household supplies, dairy products or other perishable items. (b) a ...view more store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience food store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of a limited line of goods that includes milk, bread, soda, and snack foods. "“Store" does not mean: Businesses at which foodstuffs are an incidental part of the business. Food sales will be considered to be "incidental" if such sales comprise no more than 2 percent of the business's gross sales in the Town as measured by the dollar value of food sales as a percentage of the dollar value of total sales at any single location view less
    Fees $0.05
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance Bill 2016
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    Updated August 04, 2017

    New Jersey - Teanecktop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 07/06/2017
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 3 mil thick
    Paper Summary Recyclable Paper Bag” means a paper bag that is 100% recyclable and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content and displays the words “Recyclable” and “made from 40% post-consumer recycled content” in a visible manner on the outside of the bag
    Reusable Definition "Reusable Bag" means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made from polyester, polypropylene, cotton or other durable material or plastic which is at least 3.0 mils in thickness.
    Stores Affected "Retail Establishment" means any commercial enterprise, whether or not operated for-profit, including mercantile establishments, restaurants, pharmacies, convenience and grocery stores, liquor stores, seasonal and temporary businesses, jewelry stores, and household goods stores, but excluding bazaars or special events operated by a nonprofit organization or religious institution.
    Fees Fee on disposable bags $0.05
    Comply Date 07/06/2017
    Ordinance 4070, #18-2017
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    Updated August 04, 2017

    Rhode Island - Middletowntop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 05/01/2017
    Plastic Summary Banned
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements
    Reusable Definition Reusable Bag 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.
    Stores Affected
    Business establishment means a commercial enterprise that provides carryout bags to its customers, including sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity, and includes employees of the business and any independent contractors assiciated with the business. It does not include sales of goods at yard sales, tag ...view more other sales by residence in their homes, and slaes by nonprofit organizations. view less
    Comply Date 11/01/2017
    Ordinance 2017-9
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    Updated August 04, 2017

    Utah - Park Citytop

    Status Approved
    Status Date 06/27/2017
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 mil
    Reusable Definition Reusable bags that are made of cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles, or a durable plastic bag that is at least 2.25 mil thick with handles and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple use. The bag shall not contain lead, cadmium or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts.
    Stores Affected
    "Large Grocery" is a retail business that is located in a permanent building containing retail space that: operates year round as a full line, self-service market offering for sale staple foodstuffs, meats, produce, or other perishable items; and is over 12,000 square feet. Large Grocery is defined as Large Retail, and ...view more under Retail and Service, Commercial-Major as defined in Land Management Code Title 15, Chapter 15, Section 1.220 (B). view less
    Ordinance 6-1-13
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    Updated August 04, 2017

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