What is considered a recycled paper bag?
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 words “Reusable” and “Recyclable”, the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.

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1. When did it become effective?
2. What is the purpose of this ordinance?
3. How is a reusable bag defined?
4. What is considered a “single-use carry-out bag”?
5. What bags are not included in this?
6. Who does the plastic bag ordinance apply to?
7. Why did the City adopt this ban?
8. What is considered a recycled paper bag?
9. Is there a charge for providing a reusable or recyclable bag?
10. Why is there a fee?
11. Does the City keep the fee for purchase of a bag?