WHICH CARRYOUT BAGS ARE EXCLUDED?

The plastic bag prohibition does not include bags: 

  • Sold in packages containing several multiple plastic bags and packaged at the time of manufacturing e.g., trash bags or food storage bags. 
  • Used to contain produce or bulk foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, candy or small hardware items like nuts bolts and screws. 
  • Used to contain or wrap uncooked or frozen foods, meat, fish or other.  
  • Used to contain unwrapped or non-prepackaged food, bakery goods, flowers, plants, or other items. 
  • Used to package or take live fish, insects, mollusks or crustaceans or other aquatic items requiring a waterproof bag. 
  • Used to contain garments or dry-cleaned clothes. 
  • Used to comply with food safety and contamination standards.
  • Used to comply with food safety and contamination standards, including small paper bags for pharmaceuticals

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1. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE?
2. WHEN DOES IT TAKE EFFECT?
3. WHERE DOES IT APPLY?
4. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR BUSINESSES?
5. WHAT DOES POINT OF SALE MEAN?
6. WHICH BUSINESSES ARE AFFECTED?
7. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR CITY RESIDENTS?
8. WHICH CARRYOUT BAGS ARE AFFECTED?
9. WHAT IS A REUSABLE CARRYOUT BAG?
10. IS A RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT PERMITTED TO PROVIDE PAPER BAGS?
11. WHICH CARRYOUT BAGS ARE EXCLUDED?
12. ARE RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PAPER BAGS OR REUSABLE CARRYOUT BAGS TO CUSTOMERS?
13. IF RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS CHOOSE TO PROVIDE PAPER BAGS OR REUSABLE CARRYOUT BAGS, ARE THEY REQUIRED TO CHARGE A FEE?
14. WILL RESIDENTS BE PROVIDED WITH FREE REUSABLE BAGS?
15. MAY RETAILERS CHARGE A FEE FOR A CARRYOUT/PLASTIC BAG AT THE POINT OF SALE
16. CAN A RESIDENT BRING A PLASTIC OR PAPER BAG FROM HOME FOR PURCHASES
17. DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION THAT'S NOT ANSWERED HERE?