What types of bags will businesses be able to provide?

Reusable bags are the best choice: No bag option is without impact. The goal is to reduce waste by encouraging customers to bring their reusable bags.

  • Reusable bags are bags that are specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuses. Cotton, jute or other renewable fibers are the best choice.
  • Paper Bags that meet the ordinance requirements - with at least 40% recycled content and labeled "recyclable" or "recycled content" - may be provided. Businesses may charge customers a minimum of $0.10 bag fee for paper bags.

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1. Why a single-use plastic bag and straw ordinance in Media and why now?
2. How did this ordinance come about?
3. What types of bags are banned under the ordinance?
4. What straws would be banned under the ordinance?
5. Why are plastic bags so harmful?
6. What types of bags will businesses be able to provide?
7. What about the bag-fee?
8. What happens if my business fails to comply?
9. My business not only complies with the ordinance, but also has other sustainability initiatives to reduce waste. Can I be recognized for these efforts?
10. Where can my business or customers find more information on the ordinance?
11. What else can I do to reduce plastic pollution?