Plastic Bag Ban Take Effect August 1st

City of Chicago Jun 10, 2015 No Comments

Chicago’s plastic bag ban will take effect on August 1, 2015 with regards to individual stores subject to Article XXIII-Retail Bag Use with a floor area which exceeds 10,000 square feet.This ban applies to:

  • “Chain store organization” means (1) three or more stores having common ownership, or (2) any store, regardless of ownership, that is part of a franchise.
  • “Store” means a retail establishment, other than an establishment set for in section 11-4-4010, that sells perishable or non-perishable goods, including but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items, directly to the customer.
  • Exemptions- Article XXIII does not apply to (1) any dine-in or take-out restaurant, o…r (2) any store that is not a chain store organization.

Click Article XXIII-Retail Bag Use for more information. Questions about the ban can be emailed to