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Chicago Bag Fee Starts This Week

Chicago Bag Fee Starts This Week

Promo Marketing: “Beginning this Wednesday, Chicago will be the latest city to incentivize shoppers to bring their own bags to grocery stores, lest they want to pay a 7 cent tax per bag at the checkout line.

According to NBC Chicago, the fee applies to paper and plastic bags, and was passed to replace the city’s ban on plastic bags that was repealed this month.

Five cents of the 7 cent fee will go to the city, and 2 cents will go to the store. The city anticipates the tax to generate around $13 million in annual revenue, with the city getting about $9.2 million of that.

Some bag types are exempt from the ban, including bags used to package loose bulk items, bags provided by a restaurant for food, dry cleaning or garment bags, plastic bags with a retail price of at least 50 cents each, and more.”

Don’t pay more than what you need to! Avoid the fees and reach out to us at Captiv8 Promotions! We offer a variety of custom bag styles ranging from woven bags, canvas bags, cotton bags and more. Our sales team is here and ready to assist you in ordering exactly what you need! 

Kristin is the Marketing Manager at Captiv8 Promotions. She's constantly keeping an eye out for the latest trends & newest products to share with Captiv8's community!