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“Recycled paper bag”, a paper bag that (i) is 100 per cent recyclable, (ii) contains a minimum of 40 per cent post-consumer recycled materials, provided, however, that an 8 pound or smaller paper bag shall contain a minimum of 20 per cent post-consumer recycled material, and (iii) displays on the outside of the bag, the words “100% Recyclable” and “40% post-consumer recycled content”, or such other per cent of post-consumer recycled material content as required under clause (ii), or other standard established by department regulation.

Reusable Definition

“Reusable carryout bag”, a bag with handles made of washable, cloth, hemp, or other fibers, fabrics or materials, or combination thereof, that is designed and manufactured specifically for multiple uses, which meets the standards established by department regulation.

Paper Bag Id Requirements
Stores Affected

“Retail establishment”, any store or premises, in which a person is engaged in the retail business of selling or providing merchandise, goods, groceries, prepared take-out food and beverages for consumption off-premises, or the servicing of an item, directly to customers at such store or premises, including but not limited to, grocery stores, department stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and seasonal and temporary businesses, such as farmers markets and public markets, provided the use of a food truck or other motor vehicle, mobile canteen, trailer, market pushcart, moveable roadside stand, used by a person from which to engage in such business directly with customers, shall be considered a “retail establishment” for the purpose of this definition. A non-profit organization, charity or religious institution that has a retail establishment and holds itself out to the public as engaging in retail activities that are characteristic of similar type retail businesses, whether or not for profit, shall when engaging in such activity, be considered a “retail establishment”.

Comply Date
Article 16 to add 12.18 Chapter XII to the general bylaw

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