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Delaware’s Plastic Carryout Bag Ban July 1, 2022

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In 2019, the Delaware General Assembly passed a law banning plastic carryout bags (82 Del. Laws c. 166) to help reduce beach and roadside litter, increase recycling efforts, and reduce the impact of plastic bags at regional recycling facilities that manage material from Delaware’s Universal Recycling program.

In 2021, the Delaware General Assembly updated that law expanding both the bags banned and the stores impacted by the law (83 Del. Laws c. 216).

Starting July 1, 2022, retail stores in Delaware will no longer provide plastic bags at checkout. The law reduces waste and limits the number of plastic bags that litter our roads and waterways. Choose a reusable bag, or bring your own, wherever you shop.

 

 

For more information visit https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/waste-hazardous/recycling/plastic-bags/

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Delaware’s Plastic Carryout Bag Ban July 1, 2022

Featured Video | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2022


DNREC horizontal logo- color

In 2019, the Delaware General Assembly passed a law banning plastic carryout bags (82 Del. Laws c. 166) to help reduce beach and roadside litter, increase recycling efforts, and reduce the impact of plastic bags at regional recycling facilities that manage material from Delaware’s Universal Recycling program.

In 2021, the Delaware General Assembly updated that law expanding both the bags banned and the stores impacted by the law (83 Del. Laws c. 216).

Starting July 1, 2022, retail stores in Delaware will no longer provide plastic bags at checkout. The law reduces waste and limits the number of plastic bags that litter our roads and waterways. Choose a reusable bag, or bring your own, wherever you shop.

 

 

For more information visit https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/waste-hazardous/recycling/plastic-bags/

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