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Recyclable paper bag shall mean a paper bag that is 100% recyclable and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content and displays in a visible manner on the outside of the bag (1) the word recyclable or a symbol identifying the bag as recyclable and (2) a label identifying the bag as being made from post- consumer recycled content and the percentage of postconsumer recycled content in the bag.

Reusable Definition

Reusable Check-out bag shall mean a sewn bag with stitched handles that is specifically designed for multiple reuse and that (1) can carry 25 pounds over a distance of 300 feet; (2) is machine washable; and, (3) is either (a) made of natural fibers (such as cotton or linen); or (b) made of durable, non-toxic plastic other than polyethylene or polyvinyl chloride that is generally considered a food-grade material that is more than 4 mils thick.

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Retail Establishment shall mean any business facility that sells goods directly to the consumer whether for or not for profit, including, but not limited to, retail stores, restaurants, pharmacies, convenience and grocery stores, liquor stores, seasonal and temporary businesses.

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Article XXIX
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