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Recyclable Paper Carryout Bag. A paper bag that meets all of the following requirements: (1) contains no old-growth fiber; (2) is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent post-consumer recycled material; (3) is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard 06400; (4) is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the Borough; (5) has printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post?consumer recycled material used; and (6) displays the word ?Recyclable? in a visible manner on the outside of the bag.

Reusable Definition

Reusable Bag. A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses, and is capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.

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Retail Establishment or Retail Store. Any retail establishment or retail store 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, supermarkets, clothing stores, seasonal and temporary businesses, special event vendors, farmers, market vendors, jewelry stores, and stores which sell household goods, or any other commercial establishment not specifically identified herein, which may utilize single-use plastic bags for the conveyance of merchandise by its customers in the Borough of Collingswood.

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