130A-309.121. Definitions.

As used in this Part, the following definitions apply:

(1) Plastic bag. - A carryout bag composed primarily of thermoplastic synthetic polymeric material, which is provided by a store to a customer at the point of sale and incidental to the purchase of other goods.

(2) Prepared foods retailer. - A retailer primarily engaged in the business of selling prepared foods, as that term is defined in G.S. 105-164.3, to consumers.

(2a) Recycled content. - Content that is either postconsumer, postindustrial, or a mix of postconsumer and postindustrial.

(3) Recycled paper bag. - A paper bag that meets all of the following requirements:

a. The bag is manufactured from at least forty percent (40%) recycled content.

b. The bag displays the words "made from recycled material" and "recyclable."

(4) Repealed by Session Laws 2010-31, s. 13.10(a), effective October 1, 2010.

(5) Retailer. - A person who offers goods for sale in this State to consumers and who provides a single-use plastic bag to the consumer to carry or transport the goods for free or for a nominal charge.

(6) Reusable bag. - A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of one of the following materials:

a. Nonwoven polypropylene or other plastic material with a minimum weight of 80 grams per square meter.

b. Cloth or other machine washable fabric. (2009-163, s. 1; 2010-31, s. 13.10(a).)