N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 27-2707
Manufacturer responsibilities


When the manufacturer accepts plastic carryout bags and film plastic for return, it or its agent shall maintain, for a minimum of three years, records describing the collection, transport and recycling of plastic carryout bags and film plastic collected by weight, provided that the manufacturer or its agents may weigh such bags, film plastic and any other plastic resins at a regional collection center. Such records shall be made available to the department upon request, to demonstrate compliance with this title.


Manufacturers of compostable plastic bags sold to stores in the state that are subject to the provisions of this title shall have printed on the bag, in a manner visible to the consumer, the words “COMPOSTABLE BAG -- DO NOT PLACE IN RECYCLING BIN”. Provided however, such bags may be sold or distributed for one year from the effective date of this section to use the store’s existing stock of compostable bags.

Source: Section 27-2707 — Manufacturer responsibilities, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/27-2707 (updated Mar. 6, 2015; accessed Dec. 9, 2023).

Dec. 9, 2023

Last modified:
Mar. 6, 2015

§ 27-2707’s source at nysenate​.gov

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