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    Statewide Legislationtop
    Status Inactive
    Ordinance SB 5432
    Notes Prohibits retail stores from providing a carryout bag to a consumer unless the carryout bag is a compostable plastic carryout bag, a recyclable paper carryout bag, or a reusable carryout bag. In Senate; By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
    Updated January 04, 2018
    Bainbridge Islandtop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 04/18/2012
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: Paper bag must have a manufacture's stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. 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 establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly ...view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
    Comply Date 11/01/2012
    Ordinance 2012-06
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    Updated April 22, 2012
    Bellinghamtop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 07/25/2011
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 thick and recyclable.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Any bag with handles that is specifically designed 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 4.0 mil thick.
    Stores Affected
    "Retail Establishment" means any person, including any corporation, partnership, business, facility, vendor, organization or individual that sells or provides merchandise, goods or materials including without limitation, clothing, food or personal items of any kind directly to the customer. Retail establishment includes without limitation, grocery store, department store, hardware store, pharmacy, ...view more stores, restaurants, liquor stores, catering trucks and any other retail store or vendor. view less
    Fees Paper Tax: $0.05 per bag.
    Comply Date 08/01/2012
    Ordinance 19147
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    Updated August 15, 2012
    Edmondstop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 08/27/2009
    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 Establishment" means any commercial business facility engaged in the sale of goods to consumers for the ultimate consumption.
    Fees None
    Comply Date 07/27/2010
    Ordinance No 3749, Ch. 6.8
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    Updated April 20, 2012
    Ellensburgtop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 11/07/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: Recyclable paper bag means a paper bag that has a manufacturer's stated capacity of oneeighth barrel (882 cubic inches) and meets the following requirements: 1. Contains at least forty percent post-consumer recycled content; 2. Is one hundred percent recyclable; and 3. Displays the minimum percent of post-consumer content on the outside of the bag.
    Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag that: I. Is washable, whether by machine or hand; and 2. If made from plastic, is a minimum of2.25 mils thick.
    Stores Affected
    Retail establishment means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, entertainment facility, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly to a customer. ...view more include but are not limited to clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, home decor stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this chapter. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.05 per bag
    Comply Date 01/01/2018
    Ordinance 4750
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    Updated March 02, 2018
    Friday Harbortop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 01/01/2017
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick
    Paper Summary "Recycled paper bag" means a paper carryout bag provided by a retail establishment to a customer at the point of sale that meets all of the following requirements: 1. Except as provided in subsection (B)(2) of this section, the bag contains a minimum of 40 percent postconsumer recycled materials; 2. An eight-pound capacity or smaller bag contains a minimum of 20 percent postconsumer recycled materials; 3. The bag is recyclable; and 4. Printed on the paper carryout bag is the minimum percentage of postconsumer content.
    Reusable Definition "Reusable bag" means a bag with handles that is designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either (1) made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick.
    Stores Affected
    "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business, facility, vendor, organization, or individual that sells or provides merchandise, goods or materials, including, without limitation, clothing, food, or personal items of any kind, directly to a customer. Retail establishment includes, without limitation, any grocery store, department store, hardware store, pharmacy, liquor ...view more restaurant, catering truck, convenience store, and any other retail store or vendor. view less
    Comply Date 04/01/2017
    Ordinance Bill 1618, Code 8.14
    Notes Town meeting held and ordinance presented.
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    Updated March 02, 2018
    Issaquahtop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 03/01/2013
    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 Any bag with handles that is specifically designed 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, Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly ...view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
    Fees $0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
    Comply Date 03/01/2013
    Ordinance 2692
    Notes Large Retailers comply date: March 1, 2013. Small retailers comply date: March 1, 2014
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    Updated July 15, 2012
    Kirklandtop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 02/01/2015
    Paper Summary Requirements: Recyclable paper bag means a paper carryout bag that meets the 200 following requirements: (1) contains a minimum average of 40 percent 201 post-consumer recycled materials; (2) the paper carryout bag is 202 accepted for recycling in the City's recycling and composting program; 203 and (3) displays the minimum percent of post-consumer content on the 204 outside of the bag.
    Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag made of cloth, fabric or other material with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for longterm multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: 1. Has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which, for the purposes of this section, means the capability of loading, carrying and unloading a minimum of 22 pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet a minimum of 125 times; and 2. Is machine washable.
    Stores Affected
    "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facility, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organization that sells or provides merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly ...view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks, food assistance programs and organizations providing services specifically for low income households are not considered to be retail establishments for purposes of KMC Chapter 16.05 until March 1, 2017. view less
    Fees $0.05 fee on paper bags
    Comply Date 03/01/2016
    Ordinance 0-4477
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    Updated December 02, 2015
    Laceytop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 07/13/2014
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: Paper bag must have a manufacture's stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Not Defined
    Stores Affected
    "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly ...view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
    Fees $0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
    Comply Date 07/13/2014
    Updated February 13, 2014
    Mukitlteotop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 12/21/2011
    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 Establishment" means any commercial business facility engaged in the sale of goods to consumers for the ultimate consumption.
    Fees None
    Comply Date 01/01/2013
    Ordinance 1294 and 1299
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    Updated April 20, 2012
    Olympiatop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/22/2013
    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 Any bag with handles that is specifically designed 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, Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly ...view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
    Fees $0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
    Comply Date 07/01/2014
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    Updated October 22, 2013
    Port Townsendtop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 07/02/2012
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: Paper bag must have a manufacture's stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Not defined
    Stores Affected
    "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly ...view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
    Fees $0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
    Comply Date 11/01/2012
    Ordinance 3076
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    Updated July 12, 2012
    Quil Ceda Villagetop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 07/01/2017
    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 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, Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25thick.
    Stores Affected
    "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly ...view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
    Comply Date 01/01/2018
    Ordinance 8.03 (2017-032)
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    Updated December 23, 2017
    San Juan County (Unicorporated)top
    Status Approved
    Status Date 10/25/2016
    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 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, Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
    Stores Affected
    "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly ...view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
    Comply Date 05/01/2017
    Ordinance 10-2016
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    Updated November 02, 2016
    Seattletop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 12/19/2011
    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 Not defined
    Stores Affected
    "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly ...view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.05 per bag.
    Comply Date 07/01/2012
    Ordinance 123775 Chapter 21.36
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    Updated April 20, 2012
    Shorelinetop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 04/29/2013
    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 Not defined.
    Stores Affected
    "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly ...view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
    Fees Paper Fee: $0.05 per bag.
    Comply Date 02/01/2014
    Ordinance 653
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    Updated May 02, 2013
    Tacomatop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 07/12/2016
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Paper bag must have a manufacture's stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. 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 establishment'' means any corporation that sells or provides merchandise, goods, or materials, including, without limiting, clothing, food, or personal items of any kind, directly to a customer: retail establishment includes, by way of example and not limitation, any grocery store, department store, hardware store, pharmacy, liquor store, restaurant, catering ...view more convenience store, and any other retail store or vendor, including temporary ones at farmers markets, street fairs, and festivals. view less
    Fees $0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
    Comply Date 07/12/2017
    Ordinance 28367
    Notes On February 24, 2016 the City of Tacoma's Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability Committee held meeting to review the city wide survey. The recommendation is they presue a city ban on plastic bags and $0.05 fee on paper.
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    Updated August 02, 2016
    Thurston Countytop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 09/17/2013
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: Paper bag must have a manufacture's stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Not Defined
    Stores Affected
    "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly ...view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
    Fees $0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
    Comply Date 07/01/2014
    Notes 8/212013 Reviewing in their August meeting, expecting to set a proposal review in late September. 5/13/2013 Currently in the process of forming a team to start to draft a county-wide proposal. 1/2013 WA Solid Waste Reduction finalized a report recommending the Cities within Thurston County adapt a bag ban ordinance.
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    Updated September 26, 2013
    Tumwatertop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 09/17/2013
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: Paper bag must have a manufacture's stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Not Defined
    Stores Affected
    "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly ...view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
    Fees $0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
    Comply Date 07/01/2014
    Ordinance 02013-016
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    Updated September 26, 2013
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