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Status
Approved
Status Date
06/26/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 4.0 mil
Reusable Definition
They do not define a reusable bag, only a single use bag: “Single-use checkout bag” means a plastic bag with a thickness of less than four mils that is provided by a store to a customer at the point of sale.
Stores Affected
“Store” means any retailer, as defined in section 12-407 of the general statutes, that maintains a retail store within the state and sells tangible personal property directly to the public.
Fees
$0.10 Tax on plastic bagsless than 4.0 mils
Comply Date
08/01/2019
Ordinance
Public Act 19-117
Notes
(1) “Single-use checkout bag” means a plastic bag with a thickness of less than four mils that is provided by a store to a customer at the point of sale. “Single-use checkout bag” does not include: (A) A bag provided to contain meat, seafood, loose produce or other unwrapped food items; (B) a newspaper bag; or (C) a laundry or dry cleaning bag; This is initially a tax for two years followed by a ban. TAX: On plastic bags NOTE: period is for 2 years and then a ban (b) (1) For the period commencing August 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, each store shall charge a fee of ten cents for each single-use checkout bag provided to a customer at the point of sale. (c) On and after July 1, 2021, no owner or operator of a store shall provide or sell a single-use checkout bag to a customer.
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Updated
July 10, 2019

Branfordtop

Status
Pending
Updated
February 28, 2019

Darientop

Status
Pending
Updated
July 10, 2019

East Hamptontop

Status
Pending
Updated
July 10, 2019

Fairfieldtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
05/28/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 12.0 mil
Paper Summary
A paper bag that (1) contains no old growth fiber, (2) is 100% recyclable, (3) contains a minimum of 40% post -consumer recycled content (except that an eight pound or smaller paper bag shall contain a minimum of 20% post -consumer recycled content), and (4) conspicuously displays the phrase “Reusable” and “Recyclable” on the outside of the bag and the percentage of post -consumer recycled content
Reusable Definition
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and that is made of (1) cloth, fiber, or other machine washable fabric, and/ or 2) durable plastic that is at least 12. 0 mils (thousandths of an inch) thick. A Reusable Checkout Bag shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other toxic material, as defined by applicable state and federal standards and regulations for packaging or reusable bags.
Stores Affected
Any person, corporation, partnership, business, or other organization or group, however organized, that transfers merchandise, goods, or materials, including, without limitation, clothing, food, or personal items of any kind, directly to a customer in exchange for payment. The term includes, by way of example and not limitation, any grocery store, …view more delivery service, department store, clothing store, hardware store, pharmacy, liquor store, restaurant, delicatessen, convenience store, food truck, sidewalk vendor, farmers’ market, flea market, and any other retail store or vendor. The term shall not include the sale of goods at yard sales, tag sales, or other sales by residents at their home view less
Fees
None
Comply Date
02/01/2020
Ordinance
Chapter 84
More Information
Updated
July 10, 2019

Greenwichtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
03/12/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 12.0 thick and Specific ID requirements
Reusable Definition
Any bag with handles that is specifically deigned and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 12.0 thick.
Stores Affected
Establishment: Any operation that provides goods – including food and/or beverages – and/or services directly to consumers, with or without charge; sporadic, temporary, part- or full-time; commercial, non-profit, religious, educational, foundation-related, or governmental; whether on private, public, religious, or school property. Examples include, without limitation, grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores, …view more stores, restaurants, retail stores, farmers’ markets, school or church fund-raising activities, or other events. view less
Comply Date
09/13/2018
Notes
4/5/2018 Conservation Commission.Plastic Bag Ban: Searle reported the proposed ordinance passed at the March 12th RTM meeting. Although the final language of the ordinance has not yet been released, the ordinance will make the Conservation Commission responsible for its enforcement. A committee consisting of BYO, Searle, Dickinson, Sesto, and Moch was formed to work on details.
More Information
Updated
June 07, 2018

Guilfordtop

Status
Pending
Updated
February 28, 2019

Hamdentop

Status
Approved
Status Date
02/14/2019
Plastic Summary
No plastic allowed
Paper Summary
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements
Reusable Definition
A bag specifically designed and manufactured for multiple re-use made of cloth or other fabric.
Stores Affected
Establishment: Any operation that provides goods – including food and/or beverages – and/or services directly to consumers, with or without charge; sporadic, temporary, part- or full-time; commercial, non-profit, religious, educational, foundation-related, or governmental; whether on private, public, religious, or school property. Examples include, without limitation, grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores, …view more stores, restaurants, retail stores, farmers’ markets, school or church fund-raising activities, or other events. view less
Comply Date
09/01/2019
Ordinance
Chapter 126
More Information
Updated
April 01, 2019

Mansfieldtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
02/11/2019
Reusable Definition
A bag specifically designed and manufactured for multiple re-use.
Stores Affected
Any entity that sells merchandise, goods, or materials, including, but not limited to: clothing; food; or personal items of any kind, directly to consumers and includes, by way of example and not limitation: grocery stores; department stores; hardware stores; pharmacies; liquor stores; restaurants; catering trucks; and convenience stores. Business for …view more of this ordinance shall not include nonprofit organizations with 501(c) designations. view less
Comply Date
08/12/2019
Ordinance
Chapter 132
More Information
Updated
February 28, 2019

Middletowntop

Status
Approved
Status Date
04/01/2019
Plastic Summary
No plastic allowed
Paper Summary
Recyclable paper bag means a paper bag with the following characteristics: (1) contains no old-growth fiber; (2) is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content; and (3) displays the words “Reusable” or “Recyclable” on the outside of the bag.
Reusable Definition
A reusable bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of cloth or other fabric.
Stores Affected
Any for-profit, commercial enterprise including, but not limited to, retail stores, restaurants, pharmacies, convenience and grocery stores, liquor stores, seasonal and temporary businesses, food trucks and household goods stores. The term “retail establishment” does not include yard sales, tag sales, and/or other sales by residents at their homes.
Fees
$0.10 per paper bag
Comply Date
10/01/2019
Ordinance
253-59
Updated
July 10, 2019

New Britaintop

Status
Approved
Status Date
02/25/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 12.0 mil
Paper Summary
Paper bags are one hundred (100) per cent recyclable; Contains a minimum of forty (40) per cent post-consumer recycled content (except that an eight (8) pound or smaller paper bag shall contain a minimum of twenty (20) per cent post-consumer recycled content); and Conspicuously display the phrase “Reusable” and “Recyclable” on the outside of the bag and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Reusable Definition
Reusable carryout bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse that:Is made of:Cloth, fiber, or other machine washable fabric; orDurable plastic that is at least 12.0 mils (thousandths of an inch) thick; and Does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other toxic material, as defined by applicable state and federal standards and regulations for packaging or reusable bags.
Stores Affected
Retail establishment means any person, corporation, partnership, business, or other organization or group, however organized, that transfers merchandise, goods, or materials, including without limitation, clothing, food, or personal items of any kind, directly to a consumer in exchange for payment. The term includes, by way of example and not limitation, …view more grocery store, grocery delivery service, department store, clothing store, hardware store, hospital, pharmacy, liquor store, restaurant, delicatessen, convenience store, food truck, sidewalk vendor, farmers’ market, flea market, and any other retail store or vendor. The term shall not include the sale of goods at yard sales, tag sales, or other sales by residents at their home. view less
Fees
$0.10 per paper bag
Comply Date
08/25/2019
Ordinance
34554-2 (Article XX)
More Information
Updated
July 10, 2019

New Canaantop

Status
Approved
Status Date
02/27/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 6.0 mil
Paper Summary
Are 100% recyclable, contain a minimum of 40% post -consumer recycled content, and conspicuously display the phrase ” Reusable and Recyclable,” and the percentage of post -consumer recycled content, on the outside of the bag.
Reusable Definition
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse that: 1. Is made of (a) cloth, fiber, or other machine washable fabric, (b) laminated material, or ( c) durable plastic that is at least 6. 0 mils (thousandths of an inch) thick, and 2. Does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other toxic material, as defined by applicable state and federal standards and regulations for packaging or reusable bags.
Stores Affected
Any person, corporation, partnership, business, or other organization or group, however organized, that transfers merchandise, goods, or materials, including, without limitation, clothing, food, or personal items of any kind, directly to a consumer in exchange for payment. The term includes, by way of example and not limitation, any grocery store, …view more delivery service, department store, clothing store, hardware store, hospital, pharmacy, liquor store, restaurant, delicatessen, convenience store, food truck, sidewalk vendor, farmers’ market, flea market, and any other retail store or vendor. The term shall not include the sale of goods at yard sales, tag sales, or other sales by residents at their home. view less
Fees
$0.10 per paper or resuable bag
Comply Date
08/27/2019
Ordinance
Carry Out Bages by Retail establishments
More Information
Updated
July 10, 2019

New Haventop

Status
Pending
Updated
February 28, 2019

Norwalktop

Status
Approved
Status Date
01/08/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 12 mils thick and Specific ID requirements
Paper Summary
1. Are 100% recyclable; 2. Contain a minimum of40% post -consumer recycled content (except that an eight pound or smaller paper bag shall contain a minimum of 20% postconsumer recycled content); and 3. Conspicuously display the phrase “Reusable” and “Recyclable” on the outside ofthe bag and the percentage of post -consumer recycled content.
Reusable Definition
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse that (1) is made of (a) cloth, fiber, or other machine washable fabric, or (b) durable plastic that is at least 12. 0 mils (thousandths of an inch) thick, and (2) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other toxic material, as defined by applicable state and federal standards and regulations for packaging or reusable bags.
Stores Affected
Any person, corporation, partnership, business, or other organization or group, however organized, that transfers merchandise, goods, or materials, including, without limitation, clothing, food, or personal items of any kind, directly to a consumer in exchange for payment. The term includes, by way of example and not limitation, any grocery store, …view more delivery service, department store, clothing store, hardware store, hospital, pharmacy, liquor store, restaurant, delicatessen, convenience store, food truck, sidewalk vendor, farmers’ market, flea market, and any other retail store or vendor. The term shall not include the sale of goods at yard sales, tag sales, or other sales by residents at their home. view less
Fees
$0.10 paper
Comply Date
07/08/2019
More Information
Updated
February 28, 2019

Stamfordtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
10/08/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements
Paper Summary
No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements
Reusable Definition
A bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mil thick.
Stores Affected
Retail sales means the transfer to a customer of goods in exchange for payment occurring in a retail store, sidewalk sales, farmers; markets, flea markets and restaurants. The term “retail sales” does not include sales of goods at yard sales, tag sales, other sales by residents at their home, and …view more by non-profit organizations. view less
Fees
$0.10 paper
Comply Date
04/01/2019
Ordinance
1243
More Information
Updated
February 28, 2019

Stoningtontop

Status
Pending
Updated
July 10, 2019

Westontop

Status
Approved
Status Date
12/06/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 4.0 mil thick
Paper Summary
“Recyclable Paper Bag” means a paper bag with or without handles that is 100 percent recyclable and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content (except that an eight pound or smaller paper bag shall contain a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content) and visibly displays both the word “recyclable” and “reusable” on the outside of the bag and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content. Bag must contain no old growth fiber and must be FSC certified
Reusable Definition
“Reusable Bag” means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or other washable fabric, and/or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 4.0 mils thick.
Stores Affected
“Store” means any commercial enterprise engaging in Retail Sales. “Retail Sales” – means the transfer to a customer of goods in exchange for payment occurring in retail stores, sidewalk sales, farmer’s markets, flea markets and restaurants. The term “Retail Sales” does not includes sales of goods at yard sales, tag …view more other sales by residents at their home, and sales by non-profit and governmental organizations. view less
Fees
$0.10 per paper or reusuable bag
Comply Date
03/07/2019
Ordinance
Commercial use single use bag
More Information
Updated
July 10, 2019

Westporttop

Status
Approved
Status Date
09/03/2008
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
A bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mil thick.
Stores Affected
Retail sales means the transfer to a customer of goods in exchange for payment occurring in a retail store, sidewalk sales, farmers; markets, flea markets and restaurants. The term “retail sales” does not include sales of goods at yard sales, tag sales, other sales by residents at their home, and …view more by non-profit organizations. view less
Fees
None
Comply Date
07/01/2008
More Information
Updated
April 20, 2012

Wiltontop

Status
Inactive
Notes
Since 2010
Updated
March 03, 2017

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