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17.103.300 Definitions for Restrictions on Single-Use Plastic Serviceware.

As used in Sections 17.103.300 through 17.103.320, the following terms have the following meanings:

A.  “Condiment packaging” means plastic packaging used to deliver single-serving condiments to customers. This includes but is not limited to single-serving plastic packaging for ketchup, mustard, relish, mayonnaise, hot sauce, coffee creamer, salad dressing, jelly and jam and soy sauce.

B.  “Customer” means every person who purchases food or beverage that is intended to be consumed using single-use plastics.

C.  “Dine-in” means food and beverage that are intended to be consumed inside the place of business where the food and beverage were purchased, including without limitation cafeterias and food halls.

D.  “Electronic orders” are food purchases conducted by smart phone, email or the website of a retail food and beverage establishment.

E.  “Fast food” is food that can be prepared quickly and easily and is sold in retail food and beverage establishments as a quick meal or to be taken out of the retail food and beverage establishment for consumption. Fast food includes take-out and delivery orders and applies to orders transacted in person, by phone or electronically.

F.  “Institutional cafeterias” are dine-in areas within government, education and medical institutions. Institutional cafeterias include ones managed by the institution or contracted food services. 

G.  “Plastic serviceware” means single-use plastic straws, stirrers, utensils and condiment packaging.

H.  “Retail food and beverage establishments” means any retail business that provides single-use plastic serviceware as a component of the product delivery. This includes but is not limited to full service and limited service (or fast food) restaurants, food carts, bars, coffee and tea shops, grocery stores, convenience stores, hotels and motels, caterers and food service contractors.

I.  “Utensils” are single-use plastic utensils intended for consumption of food which include but are not limited to spoons, forks, knives, sporks and chopsticks.