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SECTION 27-2707
Manufacturer responsibilities
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 27, TITLE 27
§ 27-2707. Manufacturer responsibilities.

1. When the manufacturer accepts plastic carryout bags and film
plastic for return, it or its agent shall maintain, for a minimum of
three years, records describing the collection, transport and recycling
of plastic carryout bags and film plastic collected by weight, provided
that the manufacturer or its agents may weigh such bags, film plastic
and any other plastic resins at a regional collection center. Such
records shall be made available to the department upon request, to
demonstrate compliance with this title.

2. Manufacturers of compostable plastic bags sold to stores in the
state that are subject to the provisions of this title shall have
printed on the bag, in a manner visible to the consumer, the words
"COMPOSTABLE BAG -- DO NOT PLACE IN RECYCLING BIN". Provided however,
such bags may be sold or distributed for one year from the effective
date of this section to use the store's existing stock of compostable
bags.