Philadelphia, PA - Implementation of Philadelphia’s plastic bag ordinance will begin on Friday, October 1, 2021, with a six-month warning period for businesses.
City Prepares for Implementation of Plastic Bag Ban
Initially passed in December 2019, the ban by City Council prohibits Philadelphia businesses from using single-use plastic bags. The ban however was delayed from taking place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although businesses will be prohibited from using plastic bags beginning October 1. There will be an additional six-month awareness, education, and warning period before full enforcement starts to provide businesses with ample time to prepare and comply with the law. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control also announced the ban is designed to reduce litter and save landfill space earlier this year. Delaware's Ban on Plastic Bags Now in Effect
The ban will affect all commercial establishments of all sizes that use bags for carryout items (such as food, clothing, home goods, etc.) and/or for delivery. What Bags Are Affected By The Philadelphia Plastic Ban
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