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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 wordrecyclable or a symbol identifying the bag as recyclable and (2) a label 2 identifying the bag as being made from post-consumer recycled content and the percentage of post-consumer 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) can be washed or disinfected; and, (3) is made of either (a) natural fibers such as cotton; or (b) durable, non-toxic plastic, that is generally considered a food-grade material (ie. not polyethylene or polyvinyl chloride), and 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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#226-11/Article 23
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