District Of Columbia

    Location:

    Washingtontop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 09/23/2009
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Reusable carryout bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of cloth, fiber, other machine washable fabric, or durable plastic that is at least 2.25 millimeters thick.
    Stores Affected "Retail Establishment" means: a) Any business required to have a Public Health: Food Establishment Retail endorsement to a basic business license pursuant to DC Official Code S 47-2827; and b) Any business to have an off-premises retailer's license, Class A or B pursuant to DC Official Code S 25-112.
    Fees Plastic/Paper Tax: $0.05 per bag.
    Comply Date 01/01/2010
    Ordinance Bill # 18-55
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    Updated April 20, 2012
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