The following categories of products will be banned under the regulation, starting December 20, 2023:

  • Plastic check out bags made from conventional, compostable or biodegradable plastics that are used to transport purchased items, like grocery bags provided at the check-out counter. Plastic check out bag alternatives will have minimum costs imposed: $0.25 for paper bags and $2.00 for reusable bags.
  • Problem plastic food service packaging including cups, bowls, trays, cartons, film wrap, containers or plates made from polystyrene foam (Styrofoam), PVC, PVDC, compostable or biodegradable plastics. 
  • Single-use plastic utensils.
  • All oxo-degradable plastic products and packaging.

Click the links above to view guidance documents for each material category.

For information on alternatives, see the Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics Guide.

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