WHAT IS A REUSABLE CARRYOUT BAG?

Reusable carryout bags are carryout bags with stitched handles that are designed and manufactured for multiple reuses and made of either: 

  • Cloth or other washable fabric 
  • A durable material suitable for multiple re-use that is not made of plastic film. 

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1. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE?
2. WHEN DOES IT TAKE EFFECT?
3. WHERE DOES IT APPLY?
4. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR BUSINESSES?
5. WHAT DOES POINT OF SALE MEAN?
6. WHICH BUSINESSES ARE AFFECTED?
7. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR CITY RESIDENTS?
8. WHICH CARRYOUT BAGS ARE AFFECTED?
9. WHAT IS A REUSABLE CARRYOUT BAG?
10. IS A RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT PERMITTED TO PROVIDE PAPER BAGS?
11. WHICH CARRYOUT BAGS ARE EXCLUDED?
12. ARE RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PAPER BAGS OR REUSABLE CARRYOUT BAGS TO CUSTOMERS?
13. IF RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS CHOOSE TO PROVIDE PAPER BAGS OR REUSABLE CARRYOUT BAGS, ARE THEY REQUIRED TO CHARGE A FEE?
14. WILL RESIDENTS BE PROVIDED WITH FREE REUSABLE BAGS?
15. MAY RETAILERS CHARGE A FEE FOR A CARRYOUT/PLASTIC BAG AT THE POINT OF SALE
16. CAN A RESIDENT BRING A PLASTIC OR PAPER BAG FROM HOME FOR PURCHASES
17. DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION THAT'S NOT ANSWERED HERE?