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Paper Summary

A paper bag that is: One-hundred-percent recyclable, including the handles; Contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled paper content; and Displays the words recyclable and made from 40% post-consumer recycled content (or other applicable amount) in a visible manner on the outside of the bag.

Reusable Definition

A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either polyester, polypropylene, cotton or other durable material, or durable plastic that is at least 4.0 mils in thickness.

Paper Bag Id Requirements
Stores Affected

Any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, or vendor that sells or provides merchandise, goods or materials directly to a customer, whether for or not for profit, including but not limited to restaurants, pharmacies, convenience and grocery stores, liquor stores, seasonal and temporary businesses, jewelry stores, and household goods stores; however, the term retail establishment as used herein, does not include bazaars or festivals operated by nonprofit organizations or religious institutions, outdoor farmer’s markets, or any establishments with an interior finished floor area under 3,000 square feet.

$0.05 per reususable bag
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