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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
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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)
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Updated April 20, 2012
    Wiltontop
    Status Inactive
    Notes Since 2010
    Updated March 03, 2017
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