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Paper Summary

Paper bag must have a manufacture’s stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.

Reusable Definition

A bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mil thick.

Paper Bag Id Requirements
Stores Affected

Retail establishment means any corporation that sells or provides merchandise, goods, or materials, including without limiting clothing, food, or personal items of any kind directly to a customer: retail establishment includes, by way of example and not limitation, any grocery store, department store, hardware store, pharmacy, liquor store, restaurant, catering truck, convenience store, and any other retail store or vendor, including temporary ones at farmers markets, street fairs, and festivals.

$0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
Comply Date
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On February 24, 2016 the City of Tacoma’s Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability Committee held meeting to review the city wide survey. The recommendation is they presue a city ban on plastic bags and $0.05 fee on paper.

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