COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is available to everyone 12 and older! Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

Plastic bag ban

Frequently asked questions

Philadelphia’s plastic bag ban prohibits retail businesses from providing single-use plastic bags and paper bags that do not meet certain requirements.

Questions

Why ban plastic bags?

More +

Which businesses does this affect?

More +

What is actually banned?

More +

What kinds of bags can my business provide?

More +

Does the 40% recycled content rule apply to all paper bags?

More +

Are there any exemptions?

More +

What are the signage requirements?

More +

Do I have to get rid of my existing stock of plastic bags?

More +

Can businesses charge customers for bags?

More +

What are the fines for non-compliance?

More +

How can I report a non-compliant business?

More +

Is it safe to use reusable bags during the COVID-19 pandemic? How can customers use them safely?

More +

How will the City evaluate the ban’s effectiveness?

More +

Top