Rhode Island


Statewide Legislationtop
Status Pending
Ordinance SB 404
Notes This act would establish a plan for the gradual ban on the use of disposable plastic checkout bags by retail establishments. Plan would begin Jan. 1, 2014 with large retail stores and impact all retail stores Jan. 1, 2015.
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Updated November 24, 2015
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
Fees None
Comply Date 01/01/2013
Ordinance 2012-7
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Updated October 29, 2012
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