Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, all businesses in the USVI are prohibited from providing plastic check out bags and non-recyclable paper bags for groceries or other merchandise. Click here to view a copy of Act 7938 which outlines the regulations concerning plastic bags in the territory. Please share this information with your staff and associates. Contact the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority with any questions. Call 340-715-9145 ext. 9100 for St. Thomas/St. John and 340-712-4961 ext. 4962 for St. Croix, or visit www.viwma.org.