Info courtesy of BAPA:
On Aug. 1 (today), the second phase of the City of Chicago's Plastic Bag Ban will be implemented and enforced. Smaller chain and franchise retailers with floor space less than 10,000 square feet will be required to come into compliance. Stores that provided its customers with carryout bags before the ban will only be able to provide reusable bags, recyclable paper bags or commercially compostable plastic bags.
The ban does not apply to any dine-in or take-out restaurant or small independent or non-franchise stores.
The City's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection will host a workshop regarding the new laws Wed. 8/10, 3 to 4:30 p.m., City Hall, Room 805.