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Enforcement Date
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that is (1) one hundred percent (100%) recyclable including the handles; (2) contains at least forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled paper content;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
displays the words “recyclable” and “made from 40% post-consumer recycled amount content (or other applicable amount), or substantially similar wording, in a visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. Reusable Bags shall be made of either polyester, polypropylene, cotton, or other durable material, or durable plastic that is at least 3.0 mils in thickness.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
1st city in Pennsylvania to have a bag ban
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