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The DC Code: § 8-102.02 Requirements for disposable carryout bags made available to customers by retail establishments.

Index8 Environmental and Animal Control and Protection (Refs & Annos)
a
Disposable carryout bags made of plastic that cannot be recycled shall not be sold or distributed, retail or wholesale, in the District.
b
Disposable carryout bags made of paper shall:
1
Be 100% recyclable;
2
Contain a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content; and
3
Display the phrase "Please Recycle This Bag", or a substantially similar phrase, in a highly visible manner on the bag exterior.
c
Disposable carryout bags made of plastic shall:
1
Be 100% recyclable;
2
Be made of high-density polyethylene film marked with the SPI resin identification code 2 or low-density polyethylene film marked with the SPI resin identification code 4; and
3
Display the phrase "Please Recycle This Bag", or a substantially similar phrase, in a highly visible manner on the bag exterior.
d
Violation of the requirements set forth in this section shall subject the retail establishment to the penalties set forth in § 8-102.04.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 18-55, see notes following § 8-102.01. DC CODE § 8-102.02 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Sept. 23, 2009, D.C. Law 18-55, § 3, 56 DCR 5703.)