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Reusable Definition

Reusable Bag means a bag that meets all of the following criteria: A. Is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time; B. Is washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly; C. If plastic, has a minimum thickness of 2.25 mils, has handles, and has the capability of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.

Paper Bag Id Requirements
Stores Affected

Store means all retail establishments and restaurants located within the City of Bath engaged in the sale of perishable or non-perishable goods to the ultimate consumer for direct use or consumption and not for resale, such as: A. A drug store, pharmacy, grocery store, convenience food store, food mart, or other entity located in a permanent building, operating year-round, and which sells at retail a line of staple foodstuffs, meats, produce, household supplies, dairy products or other perishable items. B. A hardware store, home improvement supplier, clothing store, print shop, entertainment retailer, personal care product retailer including jewelry, gifts, house wares and crafts. C. A farmer’s market and/or its tenant participants or other temporary and/or seasonal retail entities. D. Fairs, festivals, craft or flea markets, or other events of an infrequent and short-term nature, shall not be considered stores for the purposes of this article.

Bag Charge: April 22, 2018 - $0.05 per bag, April 22, 2019 - $.0.10 per bag, April 22, 2020 - $.0.1
Comply Date
Chapter 13, Article 5

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