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Recyclable paper carryout bag (preferred, not required). A paper bag that meets all of the following requirements: (1) contains no old growth fiber; (2) is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) postconsumer recycled material; (3) is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard 06400; (4) is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the City; (5) has printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used; and (6) displays the word Recyclable in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.

Reusable Definition

Reusable Bag. A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses, and is capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.

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Business or Store. For the purpose of this Section, any retail. The definition includes, but is not limited to pharmacies, supermarkets, farmers markets, grocery stores, farmers markets, convenience stores, clothing stores and food service establishments.

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