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A. ASTM standard. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)’s International D-6400.

B. Carryout Bag. Any bag that is provided by a retail establishment at the point of sale to a customer for use to transport or carry away purchases, such as merchandise, goods or food, from the retail establishment. “Carryout bag” does not include:

a. Bags used by consumers inside retail establishments to:

1. Package bulk items, such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains, candy or small hardware items;

2. Contain or wrap frozen foods, meat, fish, whether packaged or not;

3. Contain or wrap flowers, potted plants, or other items where dampness may be a problem;

4. Contain unwrapped prepared foods or bakery goods; or

5. Pharmacy prescription bags;

b. Laundry-dry cleaning bags or bags sold in packages containing multiple bags intended for use as garbage waste, pet waste, or yard waste bags;

c. Product bags.

C. City sponsored event. Any event organized or sponsored by the City or any department of the City.

D. Customer. Any person obtaining goods from a retail establishment or from a vendor.

E. Food provider. Any person in the City that provides prepared food for public consumption on or off its premises and includes, without limitation, any retail establishment, shop, sales outlet, restaurant, grocery store, delicatessen, or catering truck or vehicle.

F. Grocery store. Any retail establishment that sells groceries, fresh, packaged, canned, dry, prepared or frozen food or beverage products and similar items and includes supermarkets, convenience stores, and gasoline stations.

G. Pharmacy. A retail use where the profession of pharmacy by a pharmacist licensed by the State of Oregon’s Board of Pharmacy is practiced and where prescription medications are offered for sale.

H. Product bag. Any bag provided to a customer for use within a retail establishment to assist in the collection or transport of products to the point of sale within the retail establishment or to protect a specific single purchased item for transport. A product bag is not a carryout bag.

I. Recyclable paper bag. A paper bag that meets all of the following requirements:

a. Is 100% recyclable and contains a minimum of 40% recycled content;

b. Is capable of composting consistent with the timeline and specifications of the ASTM Standard as defined in this section.

J. Retail establishment. Any store or vendor located within or doing business within the geographical limits of the City that sells or offers for sale goods at retail.

K. Reusable bag. A bag made of cloth or other material with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for long term multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements:

a. If made of natural or synthetic fabric, is washable or otherwise able to be sanitized; or

b. If plastic, has a minimum plastic thickness of 4.0 mils.

L. Single-use plastic carryout bag. Any plastic carryout bag made available by a retail establishment to a customer at the point of sale. It does not include reusable bags, recyclable paper bags, or product bags.

M. Vendor. Any retail establishment, shop, restaurant, sales outlet or other commercial establishment located within or doing business within the geographical limits of the City, which provides perishable or nonperishable goods for sale to the public.

N. Undue hardship. Circumstances or situations unique to the particular retail establishment such that there are no reasonable alternatives to single-use plastic carryout bags or a recyclable paper bag pass-through cannot be collected.