CA Pub Res Code Section 42356

For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:


“ASTM” means the ASTM International.


(1)“ASTM standard specification” means one of the following:


The ASTM Standard Specification for Compostable Plastics D6400, as published in September 2004, except as provided in subdivision (c) of Section 42356.1.


The ASTM Standard Specification for Non-Floating Biodegradable Plastics in the Marine Environment D7081, as published in August 2005, except as provided in subdivision (c) of Section 42356.1.


The ASTM Standard Specification for Biodegradable Plastics Used as Coatings on Paper and Other Compostable Substrates D6868, as published in August 2003, except as specified in subdivision (c) of Section 42356.1.


“ASTM standard specification” does not include an ASTM Standard Guide, a Standard Practice, or a Standard Test Method.


“Department” means the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.


“Manufacturer” means a person, firm, association, partnership, or corporation that produces a plastic product.


“OK home compost” means conformity with the existing Vincotte certification “OK Compost HOME certification” which, as of January 1, 2011, uses European Norm 13432 standard adapted to low-temperature composting in accordance with the Vincotte program “OK 2-Home Compostability of Products.”


“Plastic product” means a product made of plastic, whether alone or in combination with other material, including, but not limited to, paperboard. A plastic product includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:


(A)A consumer product.


For purposes of this paragraph, “consumer product” means a product or part of a product that is used, bought, or leased for use by a person for any purpose.


A package or a packaging component.


A bag, sack, wrap, or other thin plastic sheet film product.


A food or beverage container or a container component, including, but not limited to, a straw, lid, or utensil.


“Supplier” means a person who does one or more of the following:


Sells, offers for sale, or offers for promotional purposes, a plastic product that is used.


Takes title to a plastic product, produced either domestically or in a foreign country, that is purchased for resale or promotional purposes.


“Vincotte certification” means a certification of a European norm (EN) standard adopted by the Belgian-accredited inspection and certification organization Vincotte.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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