Cuyahoga County Plastic Bag Ban

CLEVELAND (WJW) — Cuyahoga County’s plastic bag ban quietly went into effect last month.

The ban, a pollution reduction effect, was supposed to start in July 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was pushed back to early 2021 and then delayed again. He was officially back on January 16, 2022.

“In recognition of the current pandemic-related challenges that stores and shoppers are facing, the county is providing stores with an extended transition period and additional resources to support this transition,” Cuyahoga County said. the site says.

The ban will not be enforced until the end of 2022.

It applies to grocery stores, convenience stores, department stores and more. Retailers may charge customers a fee for plastic bags. Paper bags and those made from at least 40% recycled content are permitted.

Cleveland, Brooklyn, Independence, North Olmsted and Strongsville previously waived the ban.

Bryce K. Locke