Charleston County

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Reusable Definition

Reusable carryout bag A carryout bag specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse that meets the following criteria: A. Displays in a highly visible manner on the bag exterior, language describing the bag ‘s ability to be reused and recycled; B. Has a handle, except that handles are not required for carryout bags constructed out of recyclable paper with a height of less than fourteen (14) inches and width of less than eight (8) inches; and C. Is constructed out of any of the following materials: (1) Cloth, canvas, or other washable fabric, or other durable materials whether woven or non-woven; (2) Recyclable plastic with a minimum thickness of 4 mils; or (3) Recyclable paper.

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“Business establishment” Any food or grocery establishment, food provider, retail, or commercial enterprise that provides single use plastic carryout bags to its customers through its employees, agents, or independent contractors associated with that business. The term includes, but is not limited to, retailers, stores, shops, sellers, vendors, warehouses, merchants or any other entity that sells goods and products that use and distribute single use plastic carryout bags to their customers to carry, transport, or store purchased goods or products purchased from the business establishment.

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