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Adopted Part 351, Plastic Bag Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling

Regulations

This rule adds a new 6 NYCRR Part 351 Plastic Bag Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling to set forth the requirements of Titles 27 and 28 of Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law with respect to the prohibition on plastic carryout bags; the allowable reusable bags; and the recycling of plastic carryout bags and film plastic by stores. The regulations also address the related requirements for manufacturers.

The regulations will become effective on March 14, 2020, and are available below:

Other Rulemaking Documents

Questions

Please email plasticbags@dec.ny.gov or call (518) 402-8706, if you have any questions.

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