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A recyclable paper carry-out bag is a paper bag that is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall, contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) postconsumer recycled material, displays the words recyclable and made from at least 40% postconsumer recycled content in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag, and is compostable

Reusable Definition

A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly and meets the following criteria: (a) (b) (c) Has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses; Is capable of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds; and Does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts (as defined by applicable state and federal standards and regulations). If the bag is made from plastic, it is at least 2.25 mil thick, has handles, contains a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content, and clearly indicates on the outside that it is reusable or reusable and recyclable.

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For the purpose of this section, retail establishment shall mean any commercial establishment, whether or not operated for profit, including, but not limited to, mercantile establishment or store that engages in the sale of goods and products. The definition includes, but is not limited to, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing stores, dry cleaners, food marts, Food Service Establishments, seasonal and temporary businesses, home based businesses, indoor or outdoor markets, and street fairs, which utilize plastic carry-out bags for the conveyance of Goods and Products.

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