Are there any plastic or paper bags that can be provided?

Paper and plastic bags, without handles, used for protective purposes within a store can be provided. Protective bags can only be used to separate food or merchandise which could be damaged or contaminate other food or merchandise when combined in a recycled paper bag or reusable bag.

This includes bags used for produce, meats, bulk foods, and prescription medication. However, if a retailer uses “protective bags” exclusively, then this may constitute a violation of the ordinance.

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1. When does the Single-use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance in the City of Napa go into effect?
2. What type of retailers does this ordinance affect?
3. How does this ordinance specifically affect me as a retailer?
4. What about the statewide plastic bag law?
5. Do I get to keep the revenue from selling the paper bag?
6. Will any purchases be exempt from the ordinance?
7. Are there any plastic or paper bags that can be provided?
8. Isn’t there a law that requires me to put alcoholic beverages into a carryout bag?
9. What is the City of Napa’s definition of a single-use plastic bag?
10. What types of plastic and paper bags are prohibited by this ordinance?
11. What is a reusable bag?
12. Can I provide my customer with a bio-plastic compostable bag?
13. Where can I purchase recycled paper bags and reusable bags?
14. How will the City enforce the ordinance?