Philadelphia, PA - The City of Philadelphia’s ordinance on single-use plastic bags, initially passed by the City Council in December 2019, will be implemented starting July 1, 2021—extending the implementation delay by another six months.
Philadelphia’s Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban
There will also be a considerable education and warning period before full enforcement begins to provide businesses with ample time to prepare for and comply with the law.
Philadelphia businesses are still encouraged to begin phasing out their plastic bag supply as soon as possible.
The City will begin treating the law as going into effect on July 1, 2021. Businesses will be required to hang signage to inform customers of the ban by July 31, 2021.
The prohibition of plastic bags will begin on October 1, 2021. Still, to ensure businesses have ample time to comply with the law, from October 1, 2021, to April 1, 2022, the City will only issue warnings on failure to use compliant bags. After April 1, 2022, the City will fully enforce the ban.