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A. “Carryout bag” means any bag that is provided by a retail establishment at home delivery, the checkstand, cash register, point of sale, or other point of departure to a customer for use to transport or carry away purchases, such as merchandise, goods, or food, from the retail establishment. “Carryout bag” does not include:

1. Bags used by consumers inside stores to: (a) package bulk items, such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains, candy or small hardware items; (b) contain or wrap frozen foods, meat, fish, whether packaged or not; (c) contain or wrap flowers, potted plants, or other items where dampness may be a problem; or (d) contain unwrapped prepared foods or bakery goods; (e) pharmacy prescription bags;

2. Bags provided by food providers to customers for the transportation of prepared take-out foods and prepared liquids intended for consumption away from the food provider’s premises;

3. Newspaper bags, door-hanger bags, laundry/dry cleaning bags, or bags sold in packages containing multiple bags intended for use as garbage, pet waste, or yard waste bags.

B. “Retail establishment” means any person, including any corporation, partnership, business, facility, vendor, organization or individual, that sells or provides merchandise, goods or materials, including, without limitation, clothing, food, or personal items of any kind, directly to a customer. “Retail establishment” includes, without limitation, any grocery store, department store, hardware store, pharmacy, liquor store, restaurant, catering truck, convenience store, and any other retail store or vendor.

C. “Single-use plastic carryout bag” means any carryout bag that is less than 2.25 mils thick and is made of nonrenewable resources. (Ord. 3053 § 1 (Att. A), 2019)