Pacific Grove

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Paper Summary

Recycled paper bag is defined as a bag that contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content is 100% recyclable and has printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words Reusable and Recyclable the name and location of the manufacturer and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.

Reusable Definition

Reusable bag means any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, and is either: (1) made of cloth or other washable woven fabric, or (2) made of durable material that is at least 4.0 mils thick that can be cleaned or disinfected at least 125 times. A reusable bag may be made of recyclable plastic such as high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), or polypropylene.

Paper Bag Id Requirements
Stores Affected

Retail establishment or retail store means all sales outlets, stores, shops, vehicles, or other places of business located within the City of Pacific Grove that operate primarily to sell or convey goods directly to the ultimate consumer. Restaurants, as defined herein, are exempt from the requirements of this Chapter. Also exempt from the requirements of this Chapter is prepared food sold at grocery and convenience stores’ food counters.

Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag
Comply Date
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11/06/2012: SEE SAN MATEO COUNTY passed their ordinance on 11/6/2012 and this city can use it to move forward on their own ordinance. 4/18/2012 meet to discuss a bag ban. This ban will include the unincorporated areas and the cities of Cloverdale, Cotati, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Renhart Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma and Windsor) This is through the Waste Management.

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