What is the objective of the Better Bag Ordinance?

The objective is to reduce plastic pollution and single-use waste, and encourage the use of reusable bags or less/no bags. By restricting single-use plastic carryout bags and requiring retailers to charge at least 10 cents for alternate bags (paper or resuable), we can help reduce the waste and litter caused by single-use plastic bags. The charge for paper bags reduces the demand for them and is an incentive for patrons to bring their own reusable bags.

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1. What is the objective of the Better Bag Ordinance?
2. When does this Ordinance go into effect?
3. Why Restrict Single-Use Plastic Bags?
4. Why charge for Paper Bags?
5. Will the City Distribute Free Re-Usable Bags?
6. Is this a Tax?
7. How does this Ordinance Work?
8. Are there any Exemptions?
9. Are Restaurant Carry-Out bags included in the Ordinance?
10. How will the Ordinance be enforced?
11. I'm a business owner and need help!
12. What qualifies as a “Reusable Bag”?