§1521. Definitions

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/053/01521
Published: 2015

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1521. Definitions

For the purpose

of this chapter:


"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.


"Biodegradable material" means material which is capable of being

broken down by bacteria into basic elements.


"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.


"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.


"Manufacturer" means every person bottling, canning, packing or

otherwise filling containers for sale to distributors or dealers.


"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.


"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



"Secretary" means the secretary of the agency of natural resources.

(9) "Mixed

wine drink" means a beverage containing wine and more than 15 percent

added plain, carbonated or sparkling water; and which contains added natural or

artificial blended material, such as fruit juices, flavors, flavoring,

adjuncts, coloring or preservatives; which 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.)