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Reusable Definition

Reusable bag means a bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for reuse and meets all of the following requirements: (1) has a minimum lifetime of one hundred and twenty-five (125) uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of twenty-two (22) pounds one-hundred and twenty-five (125) times over a distance of at least one-hundred and seventy-five (175) feet; (2) has a minimum volume of fifteen (15) liters; (3) is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (4) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, as defined by applicable state and federal standards and regulations for packaging or reusable bags; and (5) if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least two and one-quarter (2.25) mils thick.

Paper Bag Id Requirements
Stores Affected

Retail establishment means any person, including a corporation, partnership, business, facility, vendor, organization or individual, that sells or provides merchandise, goods or materials, including, without limitation, clothing, food, or personal item of any kind, directly to a consumer. Retail establishment includes, without limitation, any grocery store, department store, hardware store, pharmacy, liquor store, convenience store, outdoor farmers’ market, and any other retail store or vendor. Retail establishment does not include restaurants, catering trucks, mobile food trucks, and other similar food establishments.

Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag
Comply Date
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9/2012014 First reading approved, waiting on second reading. 11/21/2013 Moving forward with a local ordinance to ban plastic bags. Ordinance will be ready in early 2014.

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