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Recyclable paper bag means a paper carryout bag that meets the 200 following requirements: (1) contains a minimum average of 40 percent 201 post-consumer recycled materials; (2) the paper carryout bag is 202 accepted for recycling in the City’s recycling and composting program; 203 and (3) displays the minimum percent of post-consumer content on the 204 outside of the bag.

Reusable Definition

Reusable bag means a bag made of cloth, fabric or other material with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for longterm multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: 1. Has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which, for the purposes of this section, means the capability of loading, carrying and unloading a minimum of 22 pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet a minimum of 125 times; and 2. Is machine washable.

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Retail establishment means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facility, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organization that sells or provides merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly to a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks, food assistance programs and organizations providing services specifically for low income households are not considered to be retail establishments for purposes of KMC Chapter 16.05 until March 1,2017

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