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Recyclable paper carry-out bags and reusable bags. A recyclable paper carry-out bag is a paper bag that meet all of the following minimum requirements: is one-hundred-percent recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled material; It can be composted; and It displays the words recyclable and/or reusable in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.

Reusable Definition

A reusable bag is a bag made of cloth or other washable fabric with handles that are specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following additional requirements: It has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses; It can carry a minimum of 22 pounds; It is machine-washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; It does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, as defined by applicable state and federal standards and regulations; and If made of plastic, it is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.

Paper Bag Id Requirements
Stores Affected

For the purpose of this section a retail establishment/store shall mean: any commercial establishment whether or not operated for profit, including, but not limited to, mercantile establishments or stores that engage in the sale of goods and products. The definition includes but is not limited to: pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing stores, dry cleaner, food marts, and food service establishments seasonal and temporary businesses, home based businesses, indoor and outdoor markets, street fairs, which utilize plastic carry out bags for the conveniene of merchandise.

$0.10 per reusable or paper bag
Comply Date
1799 (117-19)
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