New Britain

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Paper bags are one hundred (100) per cent recyclable; Contains a minimum of forty (40) per cent post-consumer recycled content (except that an eight (8) pound or smaller paper bag shall contain a minimum of twenty (20) per cent post-consumer recycled content); and Conspicuously display the phrase Reusable and Recyclable on the outside of the bag and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.

Reusable Definition

Reusable carryout bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse that:Is made of:Cloth, fiber, or other machine washable fabric; orDurable plastic that is at least 12.0 mils (thousandths of an inch) thick; and Does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other toxic material, as defined by applicable state and federal standards and regulations for packaging or reusable bags.

Paper Bag Id Requirements
Stores Affected

Retail establishment means any person, corporation, partnership, business, or other organization or group, however organized, that transfers merchandise, goods, or materials, including without limitation, clothing, food, or personal items of any kind, directly to a consumer in exchange for payment. The term includes, by way of example and not limitation, any grocery store, grocery delivery service, department store, clothing store, hardware store, hospital, pharmacy, liquor store, restaurant, delicatessen, convenience store, food truck, sidewalk vendor, farmers’ market, flea market, and any other retail store or vendor. The term shall not include the sale of goods at yard sales, tag sales, or other sales by residents at their home.

$0.10 per paper bag
Comply Date
34554-2 (Article XX)

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