Philadelphia’s Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

January 1, 2021Legislation goes into effect.
February 1, 2021Retail establishments are required to post at all points of sale conspicuous signage informing customers that single-use plastic bags and non-recycled content paper bags will no longer be provided by the establishment as of the date the prohibition begins.
April 1, 2021Enforcement of the prohibition of bags begins.
April 2, 2021 – June 30, 2021Three month long education period; enforcement agencies will issue warnings.
July 1, 2021Enforcement agencies will fine non-compliant businesses; automatically writing CVNs or NOVs to non-compliant businesses as appropriate.

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