Types of Bags | It is important to consider ALL types of single-use carryout bags in your region and address these bag types in policy. We recommend including as many types of bags in your regulation, with minimal exceptions.

Low Income Exceptions | To reduce the burden on those who will have a hard time affording reusable bags, or paying for a disposable bag when they forget to bring a reusable, include a pathway for these in the policy.

Business Hardship | For businesses, include a clause that allows them to apply for a time extension – though this should be rarely used.




– Produce bags

– Dry cleaning bags

– Fast food establishments

– Food banks

– Takeout bags for food

– Newspaper bags