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Recyclable paper bag means a paper bag that is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable including the handles, contains at least forty percent (40%) post-consumer paper content, and displays the words Recyclable and the percentage of post-consumer paper content in a visible manner on the outside of the bag. The term recyclable paper bag does not include paper carryout bags at restaurants.

Reusable Definition

Reusable bag means a bag with handles which are stitched and that is specifically designed and manufactured for one hundred twenty-five (125) or more reuses, and is made primarily of washable cloth, other durable woven or non-woven fabric, polyester, polypropylene, or other durable plastic with a minimum thickness of four (4.0) mils.

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Retail sales establishment means any licensed enterprise where the sale or transfer to a customer of goods in exchange for payment occurs in a retail store, flea market, or restaurant or other food service establishment. Retail sales establishments do not include farmers’ markets, bazaars or festivals operated by nonprofit or religious institutions, yard sales, tag sales, or other sales by residents at their homes.

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