Bag Compliance Bag Compliance

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


Southern California

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

  • 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" x 8"

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" x 2.75" tuck

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"

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

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

Phone: (626) 961-5800

Bag: Great Green Bags
Material: High-Density Polyethylene
Size: 12" x 16.5" x 7"

Bag: Reusable Wave Bag Die Cut
Material: Polyethylene
Size: 18" x 20.5" x 6"

Bag: Reusable T-Shirt Bag
Material: Polyethylene
Size: 12" x 7" x 22"

  • Green Bag America

Phone: (818) 787-6223

Bag: Jumbo Grocery Bag
Material: Non-Woven Polypropylene
Size: 14" x 15" x 8"

Phone: (562) 714-5310

Bag: Tan Color and Blue Color Reusable Grocery Totes
Material: Non-Woven Polypropylene (90gsm)
Size: 14" x 16" x 7"

Phone: (323) 585-5522

Bag: Top Valu Markets Bag
Material: Post Industrial Recycled Resin
Size: 17" x 12" x 7"

Bag: "I Choose to Reuse Bag"
Material: Post Industrial Recycled Resin
Size: 17" x 12" x 7"

Phone: (310) 379-3933

Bag: White Plastic No Axe Bell Bag
Material: High-Density Polyethylene
Size: 19" x 19" x 7"

  • Shanghai Wachine Trading Co., Ltd.

Phone: (714) 670-8899

Bag: Reusable Bag 99 Ranch
Material: Nonwoven Polypropylene
Size: 16" x 18" x 7"

Bag: Reusable Bag 168 Market
Material: Nonwoven Polypropylene
Size: 16" x 18" x 7"

  • Durabag

Phone: (714) 259-8811

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

Bag: Plastic t-shirt bag polyethylene
Material: HDPE/MDPE/LLDPE blend with 20% post consumer recycle content
Size: 11.5" x 6.5" x 15 x 5.5" 2.25mil

  • Perfection Industries

Phone: (714) 612-6513

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

Phone: (909) 888-8688

Bag: Reusable Plastic Bag
Material: Low-Density Polyethylene
Size: 16.75" x 17" x 6"

Phone: (323) 415-8080

Bag: Reusable T-shirt Bag
Material: Low-Density Polyethylene
Size: 10" x 5" x 19"

Bag: Reusable T-shirt Bag
Material: Low-Density Polyethylene
Size: 12" x 7" x 22"

Bag: Reusable T-shirt Bag
Material: Low-Density Polyethylene
Size: 15" x 7" x 26"

Bag: Reusable Wave Bag
Material: Low-Density Polyethylene
Size: 18" x 20" x 6"

  • IPS Industries, Inc.

Phone: (562) 623-2555

Bag: Reusable T-shirt Bag
Material: High-Density Polyethylene
Size: 11.5" x 6.5" x 21"

Bag: Reusable Square Bottom Loop Bag
Material: High-Density Polyethylene
Size: 12" x 6.75" x 14 + 6.75"

Outside of Southern California

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" x 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" x 6.5"

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"

Phone: (800) 767-5278

Bag: "Bring Back Bag"
Material: Low-Density Polyethylene blend

Model: Wave Top (measured to the shoulder)

Thickness: 4/2.25 mil
Size: 17" x 17" x 6"

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

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

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

Model: Soft Loop Handle

Thickness: 4 mil
Size: 18" x 16" x 8"

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

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"

  • 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"

Phone: (800) 504-0505

Bag: Reusable Plastic Bag
Material: High-Density Polyethylene
Size: 12.75" x 14" x 7.5"

Phone: (866) 222-0949

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

Phone: (951) 303-2051

Bag: Substrate White Color Reusable Plastic Bag
Material: Polyethylene
Size: 17.33" x 20" x 6"

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 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:

Accreditation Programs Certifying Labs for the Testing of Chemicals in Products

Accredited Labs to Test for Chemicals in Products

Accredited Labs Confirmed to Test for Reusable Bag Lifespan

California

USA

International

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