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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 053 : BEVERAGE CONTAINERS; DEPOSIT-REDEMPTION SYSTEM

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 1521)
  • § 1521. Definitions

    For the purpose of this chapter:

    (1) "Beverage" means beer or other malt beverages and mineral waters, mixed wine drink, soda water and carbonated soft drinks in liquid form and intended for human consumption. As of January 1, 1990 "beverage" also shall mean liquor.

    (2) "Biodegradable material" means material that is capable of being broken down by bacteria into basic elements.

    (3) "Container" means the individual, separate, bottle, can, jar, or carton composed of glass, metal, paper, plastic ,or any combination of those materials containing a consumer product. This definition shall not include containers made of biodegradable material.

    (4) "Distributor" means every person who engages in the sale of consumer products in containers to a dealer in this State including any manufacturer who engages in such sales. Any dealer or retailer who sells, at the retail level, beverages in containers without having purchased them from a person otherwise classified as a distributor, shall be a distributor.

    (5) "Manufacturer" means every person bottling, canning, packing, or otherwise filling containers for sale to distributors or dealers.

    (6) "Recycling" means the process of sorting, cleansing, treating, and reconstituting waste and other discarded materials for the purpose of reusing the materials in the same or altered form.

    (7) "Redemption center" means a store or other location where any person may, during normal business hours, redeem the amount of the deposit for any empty beverage container labeled or certified pursuant to section 1524 of this title.

    (8) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Natural Resources.

    (9) "Mixed wine drink" means a beverage containing wine and more than 15 percent added plain, carbonated, or sparkling water; and that contains added natural or artificial blended material, such as fruit juices, flavors, flavoring, adjuncts, coloring, or preservatives; that contains not more than 16 percent alcohol by volume; or other similar product marketed as a wine cooler.

    (10) "Liquor" means spirits as defined in 7 V.S.A. § 2. (Added 1971, No. 252 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1975, No. 105, § 1; 1983, No. 171 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1987, No. 76, § 18; 1987, No. 261 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 1, 2, eff. July 1, 1989; 2005, No. 128 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)