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Proposed Plastic Bag Ordinance

Choose to Reuse is proposing a town-wide ordinance to improve the environment in Darien by encouraging the use of reusable checkout bags and banning the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags for retail checkout of purchased goods. The following is a brief description of the ordinance (the complete official version of the ordinance will be available soon):

Ordinance - Only reusable bags and/or recyclable paper bags are to be provided as checkout bags to retail customers.
Coverage - The ordinance applies to all retail stores, sidewalk sales, farmers’ markets, flea markets and restaurants. It excludes sales of goods at yard sales, tag sales, other sales by residents at their home, and sales by non-profit organizations.
Bag Exclusions – Excluded from the ordinance are –
• Plastic produce bags made of very thin plastic material used to transport produce, meats or other items selected by customers to the point of sale
• Plastic bags that have more than one opening, such as cleaners bags
• Plastic bags measuring 28″ by 36″ or larger

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