Colorado Will Ban Plastic Bags and Styrofoam Containers, With Exceptions


According to 9 News Denver:

"A bill banning single-use plastics and foam polystyrene food containers with exceptions received final approval from the Colorado General Assembly on Tuesday and is going to Gov. Jared Polis' desk for signature.
Under HB21-1162, stores and retail food establishments will not be allowed to provide the single-use items to customers, but "a retail food establishment that is a restaurant and not a store or convenience store may provide single-use plastic carryout bags," the bill reads.
The ban would not apply to existing plastic bag inventory bought before Sep. 1, 2022 and used before March 2023. Also, foam polystyrene containers bought by retail food establishments before Jan. 1, 2022 can be used until depleted.
Stores will be able to provide recycled paper bags or single-use plastic bags from Sep. 1, 2021 through Sep. 1, 2022 for a 10 cent fee. After that period, only paper bags will be allowed."

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