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Bag Compliance

Confirmed Bags * Testing Resources * Accreditation Programs * Accredited Labs


The intent of these listings is to make it easier for stores to find reusable bags in compliance with the Ordinance and appropriate testing laboratories. We are only accepting lab test results from independent accredited laboratories.

The companies listed and the information presented are subject to change without notice. The companies listed are not endorsed or recommended by the County of Los Angeles, nor is the list necessarily inclusive of all bag vendors or testing laboratories. If you are a bag vendor or testing laboratory who would like to be added to this database or to provide information to update the existing lists, send an email to: BagOrdinanceInfo@dpw.lacounty.gov

Confirmed Compliant Reusable Bags
 

  • ChicoBag Company

    Phone: (888) 496-6166

    Bag: "Original ChicoBag"
    Material: Woven Polyester
    Size: 17" x 15"

    Bag: "Vita ChicoBag"
    Material: Woven Polyester
    Size: 19" x 12.5"


  • Factory Direct Promos

    Phone: (866) 222-0949

    Bag: "The Hurricane"
    Material: Nonwoven Polypropylene (120gsm)
    Size: 15" x 13" x 10"


  • Performance Packaging

    Phone: (702) 240-3457 x232

    Bag: "The Best Bag"
    Material: Rip-stop Polyester with cotton-lined handles
    Size: 17.5" x 12.5" x 6"


  • Simply+ Green Solutions

    Phone: (626) 943-2828

    Bag: "Reinforced Handle Grocery Tote" (RH002LA)
    Material: Nonwoven Polypropylene (90gsm) and bottom plastic insert
    Size: 13" x 15" x 10"
            20" x 1.25" handles

    Bag: PET Bag (GT03LPET)
    Material: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) with Oriented Polypropylene (OPP) lamination (130gsm)
    Size: 14" x 17" x 6"
            20" x 1.25" handles

    Bag: Nonwoven Polypropylene Large Bag with Snap Buttons (GT03-D)
    Material: Nonwoven Polypropylene (90gsm)
    Size: 14" x 17" x 6"
            15" handles


  • Green Bag Company

    Phone: (415) 693-0189

    Bag: Standard NWPP Bag with internal straps and bottom plastic insert
    Material: Nonwoven Polypropylene (NWPP) and bottom plastic insert
    Size: 12.5" x 13" x 8.5"


  • 1 Bag At A Time

    Phone: (888) 478-3886

    Bag: "SnapSac Grocery Tote"
    Style(s): Neutral, Pop
    Material: Nonwoven Polypropylene (110gsm) and bottom plastic insert
    Size: 12.5" x 17" x 8"

    Bag: "Standard Shopping Bag"
    Material: Nonwoven Polypropylene (90gsm) and bottom plastic insert
    Size: 14" x 12" x 8"


  • Roplast

    Phone: (800) 767-5278

    Bag: “Bring Back Bag”
    Material: Low-Density Polyethylene blend
      Model: Wave Top
        Thickness: 4/2.25 mil
        Size: 17" x 17" + 6"

        Thickness: 3.5/2.25 mil (avail. in
        2 sizes)
        Sizes: 17" x 17" + 6"
           17" x 15" + 6"

        Thickness: 2.8/2.25 mil
        Size:17" x 17" + 6"

      Model: Soft Loop Handle
        Thickness: 4 mil
        Size: 18" x 16" + 8"

        Thickness: 3 mil
        Size: 18" x 16" + 8"

    Bag: “Woven Polypropylene”
    Material: Woven Polypropylene (110gsm)
    Size: 13" x 12" x 9"

    Bag: “Long Handle Shopper”
    Material: Woven Polypropylene (110gsm)
    Size: 15” x 16.5” x 6.25”


  • Earthwise Bag Company

    Phone: (818) 847-2174 or (866) 588-6003

    Bag: EW106R Non-Woven rPET Simple Shopping Bag
    Material: Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET) (70gsm)
    Size: 13” x 13.25” x 7.25”, 22” handles

    Bag: EW147 Non-Woven rPET Standard Shopping Bag
    Material: Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET) (70gsm)
    Size: 14.75” x 12.5” x 6.5”, 12” handles

    Bag: EW729 Coated Woven Polypropylene Standard Shopping Bag
    Material: Woven Polypropylene (130gsm)
    Size: 14” x 13.5” x 8.25”, 14” non-woven polypropylene handles

    Bag: EW195 Non-Woven rPET Zip-top Insulated Bag
    Material: Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET)
    Size: 14” x 12.5” x 7.5”, 26” handles

    Bag: EW187 Non-Woven Polypropylene Shopping Bag w/ultrasonic stitch seams
    Material: Non-Woven Polypropylene (80gsm)
    Size: 21.5” w/handles x 12" + 2.75” tuck


  • Command Packaging

    Phone: (800) 996-2247 or (323) 446-3302

    Bag: "Smarter Bag Plus v.2"
    Material: Polyethylene
    Size: 18" x 19" + 4"


  • Perfection Industries

    Phone: (714) 612-6513

    Bag: Reusable Arch Bag
    Material: Low-Density Polyethylene
    Size: 17" x 17" + 6"


  • Durabag

    Phone: (714) 259-8811

    Bag: Wave Top Merchandise Bag
    Material: Low-Density Polyethylene
    Size: 17" x 21" + 6"


  • E-Z Plastic Packaging

    Phone: (323) 887-0123

    Bag: Double Layer Reusable Bag
    Material: High-Density Polyethylene and Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (2.25 mil)
    Size: 12” x 21.5” + 8”


  • Omega Extruding

    Phone: (201) 933-6000 or (909) 941-2800

    Bag: “Die Hard” T-shirt Reusable Bag
    Material: Low-Density Polyethylene (2.5 mil)
    Size: 12” x 22” + 7”



  • West Coast Trading

    Phone: (415) 822-1687

    Bag: T-shirt Reusable Bag (ECO-01)
    Material: Low-Density Polyethylene
    Size: 17.25” x 11.75” + 6.5”


Resources for Testing Reusable Bags
 

Please test to the specifications listed below.

To Confirm Heavy Metal Content:

  • Please state test methods used for sample digestion and analysis of each unique bag component following the Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation (samples should undergo complete sample matrix digestion/decomposition)
  • Testing conducted through lab proprietary methods to determine heavy metal content require that the name and brief description of digestion and analysis methods be included in the reported test results.

    Each method description should include the following:
    • Specific heavy metal(s) it is valid for
    • Specific substrate (bag fabric) materials (ie: plastic, cloth fiber, etc.) it is applicable for
    • Error range of test results
    • Max/min limits of test results
    Test results should also include a statement saying that the proprietary test methods used for sample digestion result in complete sample matrix digestion/decomposition in conformance with the Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation.
 

 

To Confirm Lifespan:

  • EcoLogo ATP-001 [PDF, 38KB]
    Capacity Test - minimum of 15 liters
    Dynamic Test - minimum of 5 sets of 300 cycles (1,500 cycles total)
  • Please state bag material type, thickness/weight/gauge, and dimensions.
  • Please state measurements taken and bag damages noted throughout testing.
  • Please state any attachments included (insert/liner, caribiner, etc.).

    To account for actual deformations experienced during the Dynamic Test, non-cloth bags may be measured empty.

To Confirm Thickness of Plastic:

Resources for Testing Paper Bags
 

Applicable Certifications:

 

Any ink, reinforcement, and coating of paper bags must also be compostable and not render the bag unrecyclable. Additional resources for testing compostability are as follows:


Accreditation Programs Certifying Labs for the Testing of Mechanical Properties
 
 
Chemical Regulations Affecting
Reusable Bags in LA County 
 

 

Lead Regulations (in ink/dye – no more than 90ppm, in consumer products – no more than 100ppm by weight):

Toxic Material Legislation:

Accredited Labs Confirmed to Test for
Reusable Bag Lifespan 
 
Accreditation Programs Certifying Labs for the Testing of Chemicals in Products 

 




Accredited Labs to Test for
Chemicals in Products 

* Note: Capable of performing both Lifespan and Chemical testing of reusable bags


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