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  • 13 Gallon
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reuseit Biodegradable Garbage Bags

SKU: 502754
1.74 3.48

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Our biodegradable plastic trash bags completely decompose into natural elements, due to a natural additive in the plastic. They're made in the USA, manufactured from recycled plastic waste. Garbage bags are one of those things that can be hard to eliminate from even the most ardent reusable lifestyle.

Our 100%-recycled, biodegradable trash bags are the next best thing, helping minimize the impact of the bags you consume. Not only are they made of recycled waste, the bags also biodegrade completely when exposed to the natural elements - unlike regular plastic bags which only photodegrade and remain in landfills for thousands of years.

According to EPI Global, the additive manufacturer, the trash bags will completely biodegrade when discarded in soil in the presence of micro-organisms. The bags will degrade within 12-24 months. Minimal packaging - each set of bags comes in a roll secured by a paper wrapper. Available in 4 gallon small, 13 gallon tall kitchen and 30 gallon lawn bags. No ties included.

• Biodegradable and recycled plastic garbage bags decompose in about a year
• Made with natural additive that allows plastic to completely break down
• Available in three different sizes


Dimensions: 4 gallon
17" x 17"
SKU 502754
Brand Reuseit
Brand Description We launched our very own line of Reuseit® reusable shopping bags back in 2003. Since then our brand has grown to 60+ innovative reusables and waste management tools, ranging from produce savers and cleaning tools, to reusable produce, snack, lunch and shopping bags, including our popular acme bags. As a 1% for the Planet member, we pledge 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment, and all Reuseit products are produced in accordance with Fair Labor / Fair Trade practices. So go ahead and reuse it!
More Details

4 gallon (Small)
Quantity: 45 bags
Dimensions: 17" x 17" x 1 mil LDPE

13 gallon (Tall Kitchen)
Quantity: 24 bags
Dimensions: 24" x 38" x 1 mil LDPE

30 gallon (Lawn Bags)
Quantity: 15 bags
Dimensions: 33" x 39" x 1.25 mil LDPE

100% biodegradable, 100% recycled plastic

Care instructions
Keep out of reach of children

Country of Origin
Made in the USA

Available Styles
• 4 gallon
• 13 gallon
• 30 gallon

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  1. Love these but why the plastic review by Kaleigh on 11/19/2016
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    I have been using these for the past few weeks and I love them. I am currently trying to reduce my waste and what I do use I would love to know it is not going to be in a huge plastic bag. I am very disappointed however but the fact that the garbage bags come in non-biodegradable plastic bags and have tons of shipping stuff in the box with it.

  2. Great, Affordable Bags review by Emily on 11/14/2016
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    The bags are strong and easy to tie up. They are biodegradable and affordable. They do not, however, restrict or cover up odors, but that is okay. They are environmentally-friendly which is most important to me. I do agree, however, that I would prefer the bags be packaged differently than in another plastic bag; the paper roll/belt is enough in my opinion to keep them together.

  3. A+ with 2 thumbs-up! review by apekay on 8/20/2016
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    These are the best garbage bags I've ever used. All around they perfect for my needs, they don't leak, they decompose, and they are from recycled materials. Thank you for thinking of the environment and also the modern family's lifestyle. You won't be disappointed with this product!

  4. plastic packaging! review by Melissa on 8/19/2016
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    I actually rate these bags a 5 star- I've been using them for years and love them. I've never had one break, they are easy to tie shut, and they hold as much as any other bag I've ever used. I can also say they do degrade- I put some clothes in one of these bags to store and the bag literally disintegrated when I forgot about them for over a year :) I am, however, very disappointed that my most recent order arrived with each new roll wrapped in a plastic bag. In the past, rolls and label were secured with a rubber band. I really hope this isn't a sign of a well-intentioned company (actually companies, manufacturer and ReUseIt) getting too big to be true to their root cause. I love your product- please go back to the old, less wasteful packaging!

  5. Love these bags! Great customer service! review by on 7/12/2016
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    I have been using the tall kitchen garbage bags for a couple of years now, and they are great! They are thick and strong, and although they do not have built-in ties, I have no problem just taking two ends and tying them together. I highly recommend them!! Everyone should be using bags that decompose...and with these, they won't be missing the strength of a non-biodegradable bag.
    Also, I have been buying them from Amazon until now, but for some reason had a problem this time, as Amazon was telling me that they would no longer ship to my address! That made no sense to me, so I called Reuseit directly, and they assured me there were still shipping to San Diego. :-) She even waived the shipping for me since it was a bit of a hassle. Hopefully they fix the problem with Amazon for convenience, but if they don't, I will make the extra effort to order from the website. They are worth it! :-)

  6. review by MAMary on 7/12/2016
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    Trash bag does what it's supposed to do, no leaking, nice size for under the sink.

  7. These are great! review by Mindy on 7/12/2016
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    I've been using the 13 gallon bags for about a year now, and the design has improved over time. They used to be a bit difficult to open, but this latest batch opens with no effort! They are durable (haven't had one break yet). Love the latest, minimal packaging too - just a rubber band.

  8. great bags! review by on 7/12/2016
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    I get the smallest size bags, which are perfect for my cabinet-door rack, which is designed for grocery bags. It's also just the right size for my bathroom wastebaskets and they even work in my car litter bag. Living in a condo, I have no choice but to bag my trash--these make me feel a bit better about that necessity. The bags used to be one long roll, which was a nuisance; now they come out of the pack individually from the middle pulling the next bag out only a little bit, which is perfect. I appreciate the minimal packaging, too. Like most such bags, they can be a bit challenging to open, but a little moisture on the finger tips solves that problem.

  9. Love these! review by Katherine on 7/12/2016
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    I was concerned that biodegrade bags would not be very sturdy, but they hold up so well! I never worry about the bag ripping on that fateful walk to the dumpster, as many other "brand-name" bags have. Recycled, biodegradable, sturdy, can it get any better than this?

  10. Don\'t bother with the 4 gallon review by Lisa C on 7/12/2016
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    These are really good trash bags. However, the 4 gallon ones are so small that they really aren't good for much. Maybe the smallest bathroom trash container. I sure wish they had a size in between.

  11. review by Judy S on 7/12/2016
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    I was very happy with the prompt delivery of my items. This is the only place I could find small garbage bags to fit the small can that I keep under my sink. The quality was excellent and they fit perfectly. The bags were thick and didn't tear when they were full. Service was excellent.

  12. Everyone should use these bags! review by Jenny L on 7/12/2016
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    These bags are great. I feel good about using a biodegradable product for my garbage. They are pretty strong, and I don't have leaks. Though like most trash bags, be careful with sharp objects or filling them with super heavy stuff.

  13. awesome trash bags! review by Wendy M on 7/12/2016
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    these trash bags are wonderful! they are strong enough not to break & leak, yet still environmentally friendly. they are far superior to other "green" brands on the market. the only bummer is when they are out of stock! i like to stock up so i don't run out.

  14. review by Tom T on 7/12/2016
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    Reuseit customer service has been great in helping me order.

    My order has arrived and I can't wait to use it.


  15. Fantastic! review by Jo H on 7/12/2016
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    These are great garbage bags! They're biodegradable -- which it why I purchased them, and they are exceptionally strong. They fit my Hafele Double Waste Bin perfectly. It's the perfect system. Thanks reuseit -- my new favorite shopping website.

  16. review by Jo H on 7/12/2016
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    I purchased the 4 gallon bags.

  17. Awesome garbage bags! review by Amy W on 7/12/2016
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    I felt very silly ordering garbage bags online, and my kids were convinced that I had finally gone nuts when they were delivered. I had run out of biodegradable bags that I had purchased at a local store, and had not been able to find more. Now I am happy that happened, because these are so much better! They are extra tall, so they fold over the side of my tall kitchen garbage can and STAY THERE! They don't collapse inside the can like the old ones did. Also, the extra bag makes it easy to tie them up and haul them out. They are nice and thick. I haven't had them tear or leak, and with a family of 5, we throw a ton of icky things in there. I will order these for as long as they are affordable and available! My only thought is that I hope they really do biodegrade like the manufacturer says. They sure are durable while in use.

  18. garbage bags review by andrea r on 7/12/2016
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    i love these biodegradable garbage bags. they are durable and large.

  19. great bags, thin but strong, capacious review by Rebecca T on 7/12/2016
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    Hey, ReUseIt, you've made a customer for life: A year or so ago I bought these bags and they were thicker and too small to fit my garbage bins. After I emailed you guys commenting that these bags should be bigger to go over the lip of bins, you changed the bags! They're now plenty big to fit all my bins. And I like that they're made from recycled plastic and biodegradable. Good job!

  20. Excellent review by Jesse O on 7/12/2016
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    I bought the, I think, 8 gallon bags, and these are SO much better than the thin Ruffies bags. Those leak liquid through the bottom seems. These do not. I use them for food waste.

  21. Great bags review by Gail G on 7/12/2016
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    I love these bags. These black bags are slightly bigger than the white ones I used to order. Thanks!

  22. review by Trista S on 7/12/2016
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  23. great bags review by Rainbow D on 7/12/2016
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    These are great - very high quality and a convenient size.

  24. Great bags! review by Theresa D on 7/12/2016
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    I got both the 30 gallon and the 13 gallon bags. The 30 gallon bags are much sturdier and work great! So happy they are also good for the environment!

  25. Biodegradable Garbage Bags are great! review by Pam B on 7/12/2016
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    I've replaced my regular kitchen garbage bags with these. They are strong, are just as good as the regular ones, but don't fill up the landfills!

  26. durable review by gilisa g on 7/12/2016
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    I'm always curious what the workers at the dump are observing with all the "biodegradable" bags...anyway, these bags are durable, I haven't had a mess yet. I have used at least 10 of the 24 13-gallon bags and I put a lot of animal meat scraps, wet coffee grounds, veggie/fruit scraps (yes, i know, compost...getting there.). I will buy these bags again, unless I start composting then I think trash bags are not necessary to use at all for dry trash.

  27. like these review by Laura H on 7/12/2016
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    I like these bags for two reasons: one, they are supposed to biodegradable in a landfill. Other "biodegradable" bags are not, they need special treatment to biodegrade. Two, they are made in the USA, so I feel like I'm supporting our economy by purchasing them. They are thinner than standard garbage bags, but that is not a problem for us.

  28. These are the only garbage bags I use! review by Paula K on 7/12/2016
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    I have been using all 3 sizes of reuseit's biodegradable garbage bags for about a year now, and I think they are just great - durable and just the right sizes. I recently cheated on them and bought a different brand of biodegradable bags because these were out of stock, and I kicked myself afterwards. The other brand disintegrated if they came into contact with even a little bit of moisture, while the reuseit bags always held up great. I now buy 3-5 rolls at a time to make sure I never run out!

  29. great size and price, too! review by Christina F on 7/12/2016
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    I love these bags! It is very hard to find the right size for my small bathroom waste basket and dual purpose kitty litter clean up... it's perfect for both!! The fact that they are biodegradable makes it perfect! Thanks!

  30. Good for cat waste review by Lisa G on 7/12/2016
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    We ordered the 4-gallon size, and it's perfect for cat waste! I feel much better about not throwing plastic bags into the landfill...even if they're shopping bags that I've "reused."

  31. review by Danielle D on 7/12/2016
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    I love these bags. They are sturdy and I haven't had any rips or tears like other garbage bags. I would highly recommend these bags!

  32. Never a problem with these bags review by Valerie S on 7/12/2016
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    I've been using these bags for about a year - never a problem with breaking or leakage. They are as strong as any others out there. They don't have handles, but I don't see that's a problem.

  33. Was worried they'd be weak but no! review by Janelle F on 7/12/2016
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    They're as strong or stronger than the other bags I was using. Am ordering them again.

  34. Impressed, reviews on others had me wary review by Sandy T on 7/12/2016
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    I read a few reviews of these bags on the combo packs and was very wary on ordering. However we just moved to AU from the states and the bags here are much cheaper, almost like saran wrap and are much more expensive. I ordered these and could not be happier, and to know I'm doing something else great for our planet makes this green mama super happy!

  35. very happy with these review by Sandra M on 7/12/2016
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    I thought these might be too weak but they are just as strong as the ones that I had been using. I am very pleased and will be ordering more.

  36. review by Christine D on 7/12/2016
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    These bags are great. I think they are stronger than the Glad trash bags. And the fact that they are biodegradable, I don't have to feel guilty using them.

  37. reusiit biodegradeble bags review by Karen L on 7/12/2016
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    These are great bags! They are strong and can hold a fair amount of garbage without breaking.

  38. Reliable, strong bags review by Kelly C on 7/12/2016
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    I was a little skeptical about these bags as I have tried other biodegradable bags which were very thin and weak and would not hold much garbage. These have the strength of regular garbage bags and are very reliable. I will never use non-biodegradable bags again.

  39. Great product! review by Debbie S on 7/12/2016
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    The garbage bags are durable and fit very well into trash cans.

  40. reuseit kitchen trash bags are great! review by Anne G on 7/12/2016
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    I ordered three (25 per pack) packs of the reuseit 13 gallon kitchen bags. (before using these trash bags, I was buying "recycled" trash bags but there was such a small percentage of the bags that were actually from recycled products). I gave one pack of the reusit bags to each of our sons and we kept one pack. I just changed the trash bag and it was easy to just take the two ends and tie them together and knot it. I was not sure if I would like a bag that did not have the "handles" but it is not a problem at all. My daughter-in-law loved the idea of the company and the product when I gave her the trash bags. It's nice to know that we are doing our part for the environment. I will definitely be re-ordering the trash bags.

  41. Great sturdy bag review by Kate A on 7/12/2016
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    I love that these bags "complete the circle." And even if they weren't recycled and biodegradable, they would still be great bags. I have found them to be easier to open than other garbage bags, and also much less prone to snagging and tearing than other recycled and non-recycled garbage bags. (In fact, no tears at all so far.) Plus they don't come with twist ties; which I like, because I always seem to have more than enough. And made in the USA!

  42. the only bags i'll buy review by jennifer g on 7/12/2016
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    strong like regular plastic kitchen bags yet guilt free!

  43. Garbage Bags review by Regina S on 7/12/2016
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    I don't know how I like them yet, I haven't used any yet but I love the idea of biodegradeable.

  44. Great service, good product review by Martha D on 7/12/2016
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    Great service, good product. Will shop here more often.

  45. review by jennifer g on 7/12/2016
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    love these bags! they are just a strong as non-biodregradble bags, if not stronger. i will never buy a regular garbage bag again! if there is one improvement that could be made, it would be handles, even though lack of them has not proved to be an issue yet.

  46. review by jennifer g on 7/12/2016
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    love these bags! they are just a strong as non-biodregradble bags, if not stronger. i will never buy a regular garbage bag again! if there is one improvement that could be made, it would be handles, even though lack of them has not proved to be an issue yet.

  47. review by jennifer g on 7/12/2016
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    love these guilt free bags. they are strong enough to hold up to everything we fill them with, and we really fill them! we will never use a regular garbage bag again. handles would be nice, but lack of them hasn't proven to be a problem yet.

  48. Good and durable bags review by Xiaochao Z on 7/12/2016
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    I am using both the 13 and the 4 gallon bags for all my household needs. They are much more durable than the previous brand I purchased (which decomposed when in contact with wet waste and made a quite unpleasant scene in the kitchen). With these bags I have not had any problem and they also look much thicker than the other brand. They are also thicker than many non-biodegradable trash bags I used to buy from grocery stores. I am very happy now that I no longer need any plastic grocery bags (which I used as small trash bags before).

  49. These are great! review by Mary D on 7/12/2016
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    I have purchased a number of biodegradable trash bags and these are the best! The only thing you could improve on would be to make them tie-able bags.

  50. Love these guilt-FREE garbage bags review by Amanda R on 7/12/2016
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    We purchased these larger (black) garbage/leaf bags to use in our talk kitchen garbage can. They provide ample room to dump all our other cans into, so now we only use one bag vs. previously needing three throughout the house. We have not had any problem with tearing (which was a concern) or holes developing--even with organic or wet items touching the sides. We will continue to order in bulk and use these bags. They work great and provide our family peace of mind!

  51. Biodegradeable Garbage bags. review by Mary Ellen S on 7/11/2016
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    These are a great idea to use in place of non-biodegradeable plastic kitchen bags. I wish they had a draw string to help hold them on the trash can and to close them when disposing in the garbage.

  52. Good, not great. review by Stephanie T on 7/11/2016
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    I like using these bags for obvious environmental reasons. They're quite sturdy and of appropriate size. I just wish they had handles to make carrying easier.

  53. Biodegradable Garbage Bags review by Dotti K on 7/11/2016
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    I am happy with the quality and size of these garbage bags. I am very happy that they are made in the USA because I am tired of so many manufacturing jobs leaving our country. I am pleased they are made of recycled plastic rather than new plastic. BUT, I would really love to buy garbage bags made from vegetable oil. If you ever make them that way, please be sure to let me know.


    Dotti King

  54. A good idea review by danielle l on 7/11/2016
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    Con - very hard to open each bag to place inside trash can Pro - made of 100% recycled plastic. Very stong and durable. ??- Do they really biodegrade? I hope so but have no proof. Will purchase again if no other better options come on the market.

  55. great bags -small means small. review by Brad B on 7/11/2016
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    Being single in a studio, I got the the 4 gallon size. They hold up well and don't tear but they have a rounded bottom instead of the usual square bottom, which means they don't hold as much and you have to tie off the top. Would love a drawstring version as they definitely hold up.

  56. 4-gallon bags review review by Nadia H on 7/11/2016
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    Like the bags - they do not rip easily. Would prefer an 8-gallon alternative because the 4-gallon bags are really small.

  57. Better than expected!! review by CATHERINE N on 7/11/2016
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    I was definitely hesitant to use these bags at first...normally the ones that are good for the environment don't seem to be as durable or worth the extra money, but these were not only a great price but they actually held up as well as or usual Glad bags. The only few things that I would change were that I didn't care for the bottom of the seemed "gathered in the center so it didn't spread and fill the bottom of the trash can as well and also it would be great to have better handles to tie the bags up. Overall, these were reasonably priced and they held up well and I feel much better using these than the other "ungreen" bags! I will definitely buy again as soon as all of my other "bad" bags are done!! Great buy!

  58. Great Idea, needs more consistency review by D on 7/11/2016
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    I love the idea of a garbage bag made from recycled plastic (why make plastic just to throw away?) that also biodegrades. The bags are hard to open and one side is thinner than the other and tends to tear. Can you make the bags more evenly?

  59. Product is Satisfactory review by Dotti K on 7/11/2016
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    What I really want in a biodegradable garbage bag is one that is made from vegetable product rather than recycled plastic. Of course, recycled plastic is better than regular plastic, so I will continue to buy your bags until I can find the kind I really want. If you could offer on your website a biodegradable garbage bag made from vegetable prouct in a 4-gallon or 5-gallon size, which is made in the USA, I would be THRILLED and would buy them from you all the time.

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