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    Status Inactive
    Ordinance HB 5946
    Notes 6/22/2017 Plastic Waste Reduction Act, presented to House Environement and Natural Resource Committee on 6/21. Bill seeks to prohibit retail establishments from offerring plastic checkout bags, plastic water bottels and polystrene food containers. 100% recyclable paper bags, plastic bags and reusable bags would be permitted.
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    Updated January 04, 2018
    Barringtontop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 09/30/2012
    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 Establishment. Any enterprise whereby the sale or transfer to a customer of goods in exchange for payment occurring in retail stores, farmers' markets, flea markets and restaurants. This does not include sales of goods at yard sales, tag sales, other sales by residents at their home, and sales ...view more nonprofit organizations. view less
    Fees None
    Comply Date 01/01/2013
    Ordinance 2012-7
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    Updated October 29, 2012
    Bristoltop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 02/28/2018
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 mil
    Paper Summary Requirements: No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW
    Reusable Definition Reusable Carryout Bag. A bag, with handles which are stitched and not heat-fused, that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. The bag must be made of washable cloth, other durable woven or nonwoven fabric, or durable plastic film that is recyclable plastic with a minimum thickness of four mils.
    Stores Affected
    Retail Sales Establishment. Any enterprise whereby the sale or transfer to a customer of goods in exchange for payment occurring in retail stores, farmers' markets, flea markets and restaurants. This does not include sales of goods at yard sales, tag sales, other sales by residents at their home, and sales ...view more nonprofit organizations. view less
    Comply Date 01/01/2019
    Ordinance #2018-2, Revising Section 24 adding Artcile V
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    Updated December 03, 2018
    Jamestowntop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 09/18/2017
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 mils or thicker
    Paper Summary Requirements: No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements
    Reusable Definition Reusable Bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made primarily of cloth or other nonwoven textile or is constructed of multiple layers for insulation.
    Stores Affected
    Business establishment means a commercial enterprise that provides carryout bags to its customers, including sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity, and includes employees of the business and any independent contractors assiciated with the business. It does not include sales of goods at yard sales, tag ...view more other sales by residence in their homes, and slaes by nonprofit organizations. view less
    Comply Date 04/22/2018
    Ordinance Chapter 22, environment
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    Updated March 02, 2018
    Middletowntop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 05/01/2017
    Plastic Summary Banned
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements
    Reusable Definition Reusable Bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made primarily of cloth or other nonwoven textile or is constructed of multiple layers for insulation.
    Stores Affected
    Business establishment means a commercial enterprise that provides carryout bags to its customers, including sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity, and includes employees of the business and any independent contractors assiciated with the business. It does not include sales of goods at yard sales, tag ...view more other sales by residence in their homes, and slaes by nonprofit organizations. view less
    Comply Date 11/01/2017
    Ordinance 2017-9
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    Updated August 04, 2017
    Narragansetttop
    Status Pending
    Updated December 03, 2018
    New Shorehamtop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 12/01/2017
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 mil or thicker
    Paper Summary Requirements: No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements
    Reusable Definition A bag, with handles which are stitched and not heat-fused, that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. The bag must be made of washable cloth, other durable woven or nonwoven fabric, or durable plastic film that is recyclable plastic with a minimum thickness of four mils.
    Stores Affected
    Business establishment means a commercial enterprise that provides carryout bags to its customers, including sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity, and includes employees of the business and any independent contractors assiciated with the business. It does not include sales of goods at yard sales, tag ...view more other sales by residence in their homes, and slaes by nonprofit organizations. view less
    Comply Date 01/01/2018
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    Updated March 02, 2018
    Newporttop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 03/08/2017
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 mil
    Reusable Definition A bag, that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. Any straps must be stitched and not heat fused. The bag must be made of washable cloth, other durable woven or nonwoven fabric, or durable plastic with a minimum thickness of four mils.
    Stores Affected
    Any commercial enterprise, including sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity, and includes all employees of the business and any independent contractors associated with the business. "Business establishment" does not include the sale of goods at yard sales, tag sales and other sales by residents at ...view more homes. view less
    Comply Date 11/01/2017
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    Updated August 29, 2017
    North Kingstontop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 07/30/2018
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 mil
    Paper Summary Recyclable Paper Bag means a paper bag that is fully recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content and contains no old growth fiber. The bag should display the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag.
    Reusable Definition Reusable Bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made primarily of cloth, other nonwoven textile or durable plastic with a minimum thickness of four (4) mils. Any straps or handles shall be stitched. If the bag does not have handles, it must be stitched at the point of carry.
    Stores Affected
    Business Establishment is any commercial enterprise that provides carryout bags to its customers, including sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity and including all employees of the business and any independent contractors associated with the business. "Business Establishment" does not include sales of goods at yard ...view more tag sales, other sales by residents at their homes, and sales by nonprofit organizations. view less
    Comply Date 01/01/2019
    Ordinance #18-14 adding Artcile XVI, section 9
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    Updated December 03, 2018
    Portsmouthtop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 02/26/2018
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 mil
    Paper Summary A paper bag that is fully recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content and contains no old growth fiber. The bag should display the words "reusable" and "recyclable" or the universal recycling logo on the outside of the bag.
    Reusable Definition A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made primarily of cloth or other nonwoven textile or durable plastic with a minimum thickness of four mils. Any straps must be stitched and not heat fused.
    Stores Affected
    Any commercial enterprise that provides carryout bags to its customers, including sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity and includes all employees of the business and any independent contractors associated with the business. "Business establishment" does not include sales of goods at yard sales, tag sales, ...view more sales by residents at their homes, and sales by nonprofit organizations. view less
    Comply Date 09/01/2018
    Ordinance 2018-3-12, Chapter 326, Article VI
    Notes 4/5/2017 Reviewed at City Council meeting. This has been post poned indefinitely. 3/9/2017 Intial presentation of the Newport Ordinance and the draft Middletown ordinance in the month of April
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    Updated November 14, 2018
    South Kingstowntop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 06/29/2018
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 mil
    Paper Summary Recyclable paper bag – A paper bag that is fully recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content and contains no old growth fiber. The bag should display the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" or the universal recycling log on the outside of the bag.
    Reusable Definition Reusable bag – A bag, with handles that are stitched and not heat fused, that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made primarily of cloth or other nonwoven textile or durable plastic with a minimum thickness of four mils.
    Stores Affected
    Business establishment – Any commercial enterprise that provides plastic carryout bags to its customers, including sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity and includes all employees of the business and any independent contractors associated with the business. For the purposes of the ordinance, "business establishment" shall also ...view more farmers' markets. "Business establishment" does not include sales of goods at yard sales, tag sales, other sales by residents at their homes, and sales by nonprofit organizations view less
    Comply Date 01/01/2019
    Ordinance Chapter 9, Article VII
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    Updated December 03, 2018
    Tivertontop
    Status Pending
    Updated December 03, 2018
    Warrentop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 06/12/2018
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 mil
    Paper Summary A paper bag that is fully recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty (40) percent post-consumer recycled content and contains no old growth fiber.
    Reusable Definition A bag, with handles which are stitched and not heat-fused, that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. The bag must be made of washable cloth, other durable woven or nonwoven fabric, or durable plastic film that is recyclable plastic with a minimum thickness of four (4) mils.
    Stores Affected Any enterprise whereby the sale or transfer to a customer of goods in exchange for payment occurring in retail stores, farmers' markets, flea markets, and restaurants. This does not include sales of goods at yard sales, tag sales, other sales by residents at their homes, and sales by nonprofit organizations.
    Comply Date 12/01/2018
    Ordinance Chapter 11, section 11-364 Article XIII
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    Updated December 03, 2018
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