PennEnvironment’s Model Ordinance for Single-Use Plastics
Sample legislation tackling single-use bags, polystyrene foam products, and plastic straws and utensils
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To better assist local leaders and activists in passing legislation tackling plastic pollution, PennEnvironment has developed model ordinances based on best practices from around the country.
This model includes a ban on plastic bags of any thickness, a $0.15 fee on other bags provided by retailers like paper bags, a ban on polystyrene foam containers like cups or takeout containers, and restrictions on plastic straws and utensils.