Are there any Exemptions?

Exemptions from the City's Ordinance No. 2008 include bags that:

  • Package bulk items: including produce (fruit and vegetables), nuts, grains, candy, or small hardware items.
  • Contain or wrap frozen foods, meat, or fish, regardless of packaging.
  • Contain or wrap flowers, potted plants, or other damp items.
  • Contain unwrapped prepared foods or bakery goods.
  • Contain garments or dry-cleaned clothes, including suits, jacket, and dresses.
  • Contain ice.
  • Plastic bags sold in packages containing plastic bags.
  • Plastic bag provided by the retail establishment to take live fish, insects, mollusks, or crustaceans away from the establishment.  

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1. Why did the City make these updates?
2. When does this Ordinance go into effect?
3. Why Restrict Single-Use Plastic Bags?
4. Why charge for Paper Bags?
5. Is this a Tax?
6. How does this Ordinance Work?
7. Are there any Exemptions?
8. Are Restaurant Carry-Out bags included in the Ordinance?
9. How will the Ordinance be enforced?
10. What qualifies as a “Reusable Bag”?
11. I'm a business owner and need help!