Which businesses does this affect?

The ban will affect all retail establishments in West Goshen Township that make bags available for carryout and/or delivery items such as food, clothing, home goods, etc. These businesses include indoor and outdoor establishments that offer food or other products to the public for sale and that generate a sales tax or use tax.  Among them are:

  • Supermarkets

  • Convenience stores

  • Retail shops

  • Service stations

  • Department stores

  • Clothing stores

  • Restaurants

  • Food trucks

  • Farmers’ markets

  • Delivery services

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1. What are the key reasons behind the Township’s ban on single-use plastic bags and straws?
2. When does the ban go into effect?
3. Which businesses does this affect?
4. What is actually banned?
5. What kind of bags can businesses provide?
6. Does the 40 % recycled content rule apply to all paper bags?
7. Are there any exemptions?
8. What are the signage requirements?
9. Do I have to get rid of my existing stock of plastic bags?
10. Can businesses charge customers for bags?
11. What are the fines for non-compliance?
12. What is the financial cost of this ban to taxpayers?
13. Would a fee or tax on single-use bags have the same effect as a ban?
14. Why don’t retailers and businesses convert to biodegradable plastic bags?
15. Milk, produce, meat, and cold products need plastic bags to protect them from sweating. Will I still be able to get plastic bags for these items?
16. I take my single-use plastic bags back to the grocery store to discard in established recycle bins. Is this considered a proper disposal method?