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Bag Ban Flier

Bag Ban Flier

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Published by: Lindsay Lowe on Aug 01, 2012
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For more information: www.seattle.gov/plasticbagban 206-684-3000
Plastic Bag Ban
Seattle’s Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bag Ban
 What the City of Seattle Law Requires:
Beginning July 1, 2012:
•AllSeattleretailstoresareprohibitedfromprovidingcustomerswithsingle-useplasticcarryout(shopping)bags,includingthoseadvertisedascompostable,biodegradable,photodegradableorsimilar.•RetailstoresinSeattlemayprovidecustomerswithanysizerecyclablepaperorreusablecarryoutbags;however,storesmustchargeaminimumof5centsforpapercarryoutbagsof1/8barrel(882cubicinches)orlarger.Asaruleofthumb,thesearetypicalgrocerybagswithaatbottomgreaterthan60squareinches.•Paperbagchargerevenueisretainedbystores,whichattheirdiscretionmaychargeforsmallersizesorprovidethemfree.Allpaperbagchargesmustbeshownoncustomerreceipts.•Bagstowhichthe5-centchargeappliesmustcontainatleast40percentpost-consumerrecycledberanddisplaytheminimumrecycledcontentontheoutsideofthebag.Useofrecycledberandlabelingisencouragedforallsizesofbags.•Bagsofplastic2.25milorthickeraredeemedreusableandmaybeprovidedfreeorchargedforatthestore’sdiscretion.
Plastic Produce/Bulk Food BagsSmaller Paper BagsPlastic Shopping Bags
 ALLOWED
(Charge optional.)
FREE
EXEMPTIONS & ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Large Paper Shopping Bags
(Charge required.)

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