Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect Aug 1

July 30, 2019

Connecticut shoppers are being encouraged to get on the reusable bag bandwagon - a new law to curb the use of single-use plastic bags goes into effect on August 1st.

Many towns across the state have already passed their own ordinances, and Greenwich was proactive on this measure with the Representative Town Meeting approving a ban of thin plastic bags from local stores. Those ordinances will remain in effect.

Beginning on August 1, customers will incur a $0.10 fee for each single-use plastic bag until they are phased out altogether in the summer of 2021. We expect these efforts to significantly cut down on one of the main contributors to marine pollution.

For more information, the Department of Revenue Services put together this Q&A.