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As used in this ordinance, the following terms have the following meanings:

A. Biodegradable means material capable of being broken down by micro-organisms into simple substances or basic elements.

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

C. Customer means any person purchasing food or beverages from a restaurant or retail food vendor.

D. Food Vendor means any restaurant or retail food vendor.

E. Nonprofit Food Provider means a recognized tax exempt organization which provides food as a part of its services.

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

G. PSF means polystyrene foam.

H. 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.

I. Restaurant means any establishment located within the City of Ashland selling prepared food to be eaten by customers. Restaurant includes a sidewalk food vendor.

J. Retail Food Vendor, Vendor means any store, shop, sales outlet or other establishment, including a grocery store or a delicatessen, located within the City of Ashland, which sells prepared food.

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