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17.102.300 Definitions for Ban of Polystyrene Foam Food Containers (PSF).

As used in Sections 17.102.300 through 17.102.340, the following terms have the following meanings:

A.  “Biodegradable” means material capable of being broken down by micro­organisms into simple substances or basic elements.

B.  “Chlorofluorocarbons” are the family of substances containing carbon, fluorine and chlorine.

C.  “Customer” means any person obtaining food or beverages from a restaurant or retail food vendor.

D.  “Food vendor” means any restaurant or retail food vendor.

E.  “Food packager” means any person, located within the City of Portland, who places meat, eggs, bakery products, or other food in packaging materials for the purpose of retail sale of those products.

F.  “Non‑profit food provider” means a recognized tax exempt organization which provides food as a part of its services.

G.  “Prepared food” means food or beverages which are served on the vendor's premises without preparation, or are prepared on the vendor's premises by cooking, chopping, slicing, mixing, brewing, freezing or squeezing. Prepared food does not include any raw uncooked meat or eggs. Prepared food may be eaten either on or off the premises.

H.  “Person” means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership, or other organization or group however organized.

I.  “PSF” means any material composed of polystyrene and having a closed cell air capacity of 25 percent or greater, or a density of less than 0.787 grams per cubic centimeter based on an average polystyrene density of 1.05 grams per cubic centimeter, as determined by an analytical testing laboratory.

J.  “Recycled” describes a type of material that is separated from the solid waste stream and utilized as a raw material in the manufacture of a new product or new economic use.

K.  “Restaurant” means any establishment located within the City of Portland, selling prepared food to be eaten by customers. Restaurant includes a sidewalk food vendor.

L.  “Retail Food Vendor” or "Vendor" means any store, shop, sales outlet or other establishment, including a grocery store or a delicatessen, located within the City of Portland, which provides prepared food.

M.  “Reuse” means the process by which a product is reclaimed or reprocessed into another useful product.