How is a reusable bag defined?
A “reusable bag” is defined as a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured to be reused at least 125 times and that is either (1) made of cloth or other washable fabric, or, (2) made of durable, recyclable material that is at least 4 mils thick that can be cleaned or disinfected at least 125 times. A “Reusable Bag” may be made of recyclable plastic such as high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), or polypropylene.

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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?