70A.530.005  <<  70A.530.010 >>   70A.530.020

Definitions.

*** CHANGE IN 2021 *** (SEE 1145-S.SL) ***
The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Carryout bag" means any bag that is provided by a retail establishment at home delivery, the check stand, cash register, point of sale, or other point of departure to a customer for use to transport or carry away purchases.
(2) "Department" means the department of ecology.
(3) "Pass-through charge" means a charge to be collected and retained by retail establishments from their customers when providing recycled content paper carryout bags and reusable carryout bags made of film plastic.
(4) "Recycled content paper carryout bag" means a paper carryout bag provided by a retail establishment to a customer that meets the requirements in RCW 70A.530.020(6)(a).
(5) "Retail establishment" means any person, corporation, partnership, business, facility, vendor, organization, or individual that sells or provides food, merchandise, goods, or materials directly to a customer including home delivery, temporary stores, or vendors at farmers markets, street fairs, and festivals.
(6) "Reusable carryout bag" means a carryout bag made of cloth or other durable material with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for long-term multiple reuse and meets the requirements of RCW 70A.530.020(6)(b).
(7) "Single-use plastic carryout bag" means any carryout bag that is made from plastic that is designed and suitable only to be used once and disposed.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: See note following chapter digest.
Application of RCW 82.32.805 and 82.32.8082020 c 138: See note following RCW 70A.530.005.
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