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Recyclable Paper Bag shall mean a paper bag that is 100% recyclable and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content and displays the words Recyclable and made from 40% post-consumer recycled content in a visible manner on the outside of the bag.

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Reusable Bag shall mean a bag with handles specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made from polyester, polypropylene, cotton or other durable material or plastic which is at least 2.25 mils in thickness and meets the following criteria: 1. Has a minimum lifetime capability of 125 or more uses carrying 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet; and Is capable of being washed so as to be cleaned and disinfected multiple times.

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Retail Establishment shall mean any commercial enterprise, whether or not operated for profit, including, but not limited to, mercantile establishments, department stores, food service establishments, restaurants, pharmacies, convenience and grocery stores, liquor stores, supermarkets, clothing stores, seasonal and/or temporary businesses, jewelry stores, and stores which sell household goods, or any other commercial establishment not specifically identified herein utilizing Disposable Plastic Carryout Bags for the convenience of merchandise, but excluding bazaars, fairs, carnivals or other special events operated by a nonprofit or religious institution.

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