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Plastic Summary


Paper Summary

Recycled paper bag: A paper bag that is (i) 100 percent recyclable; and (ii) contains a minimum of 40 percent postconsumer recycled materials, provided, however, that an 8 pound or smaller recycled paper bag shall contain a minimum of 20 percent postconsumer recycled material; and (iii) displays the words recyclable and made from 40% postconsumer recycled content or other applicable amount in a visible manner on the outside of the bag.

Reusable Definition

Reusable bag: A sewn bag with stitched handles that is (i) specifically designed and manufactured for at least 175 uses; (ii) can carry 25 pounds over a distance of 300 feet; and (iii) is made of cloth or other machine-washable fabric other than polyethylene or polyvinyl chloride.

Paper Bag Id Requirements
Stores Affected

Retail establishment: Any commercial enterprise, defined as the following, 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, this does not include bazaars operated by nonprofit organizations or religious institutions

Comply Date
Article 17
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