Plastic Bag Ban


Cuyahoga County’s Disposable Bag Ban prohibits stores from distributing plastic bags at the checkout. In light of Ohio’s effort to “ban the ban,” the County has opted to not issue fines to stores at this time. Instead, the County is seeking voluntary compliance from retailers. The Sustainable Stores Program was created to support retailers’ efforts to eliminate plastic checkout bags from their operations while educating consumers about retailers who are taking this important step to reduce plastic waste.


General Questions

What does the Cuyahoga County Plastic Bag Ban do?
Can recycling solve our single-use plastic bag pollution crisis?
What other locations in the United States have taken steps to reduce plastic checkout bag usage?
How can I keep my reusable bag clean?
How are plastic bags costing us in Cuyahoga County?
Does limiting plastic bag usage have an impact?

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Department of Sustainability