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Status Date
Paper Summary

A paper bag that is fully recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content and contains no old growth fiber. The bag should display the words reusable and recyclable or the universal recycling logo on the outside of the bag.

Reusable Definition

A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made primarily of cloth or other nonwoven textile or durable plastic with a minimum thickness of four mils. Any straps must be stitched and not heat fused.

Paper Bag Id Requirements
Stores Affected

Any commercial enterprise that provides carryout bags to its customers, including sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity and includes all employees of the business and any independent contractors associated with the business. Business establishment does not include sales of goods at yard sales, tag sales, other sales by residents at their homes, and sales by nonprofit organizations.

Comply Date
2018-3-12, Chapter 326, Article VI
Law Text Details

4/5/2017 Reviewed at City Council meeting. This has been post poned indefinitely. 3/9/2017 Intial presentation of the Newport Ordinance and the draft Middletown ordinance in the month of April

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