South Pasadena

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A 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 word Recyclable and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.

Reusable Definition

Reusable bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: (1) has a minimum lifetime of one hundred twenty-five uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of twenty-two pounds one hundred twenty-five times over a distance of at least one hundred seventy-five feet; (2) has a minimum volume of fifteen liters; (3) is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (4) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts; (5) has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used, if any; and (6) if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.

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Stores Affected

Store means any of the following retail establishments located within the city: (1) A full-line, self-service retail store with gross annual sales of two million dollars, or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or nonfood items and some perishable items; (2) A drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience food store, foodmart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of a limited line of goods that includes milk, bread, soda, and snack foods, including those stores with a Type 20 or 21 license issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. (Ord. No. 2269,2, 2014.)

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