From 2016, California began to ban plastic bags, Only plastic bags that meet the requirements can be used.
California’s ban on single-use carryout bags
The law often is described as a “plastic bag ban,” it does not prohibit the distribution of all plastic bags. Rather, unless an exception applies, the ban applies to “single-use carryout bags.” Single-use carryout bags are defined as any bag made out of plastic, paper, or other material, unless the bag is made out of recycled paper or certified as a reusable grocery bag. In general, covered stores may not distribute any bag that is not a certified reusable grocery bag or recycled paper bag at a point of sale.
In general, a reusable grocery bag must:
· Have a handle and be designed for at least 125 uses;
· Have a volume capacity of at least 15 liters (about 4 gallons);
· Be machine washable or capable of being cleaned and disinfected; and
· Have the manufacturer’s name, country, and a statement that the bag is a reusable bag designed for at least 125 uses printed on the bag or on a tag, as well as recycling instructions if the bag is recyclable.
Additional requirements apply to reusable grocery bags made out of plastic film. For instance, reusable grocery bags made from plastic film must now be made with a minimum of 20 percent postconsumer recycled material (this minimum increases to 40 percent in 2020), must be recyclable, and must be at least 2.25 mils thick.
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