What are the requirements for reusable heavy-duty plastic bags sold in-store?

Reusable film plastic bags must be made from a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content.

The percentage of post-consumer recycled content, the mil thickness, and "Reusable" must be displayed in print on the outside of the plastic bag. Bags meeting these requirements are still subject to the 8-cent charge.

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1. Who does the ban apply to?
2. When did the ban go into effect?
3. What kind of bags are banned?
4. What kind of bags are allowed?
5. Are there any restrictions on customers bringing their own bags?
6. What are the exceptions to the single-use plastic bag ban?
7. What about compostable bags?
8. What are the requirements for reusable heavy-duty plastic bags sold in-store?
9. What is a “mil” (as in the 2.25 mil requirements for reusable plastic bags)?
10. Why did the state ban lightweight plastic carryout bags but allow heavyweight, thicker ones?
11. What happens to the carryout bag fee?
12. How will this ban be enforced?
13. How are low-income residents impacted?
14. What are some tips for remembering to bring reusable bags to the store?
15. How do I recycle plastic bags?