Packaging is defined as materials used for the containment or protection of products. It includes paper, plastic, glass or metal, or a mixture. Single-use bags are included but not limited to shopping bags. Nondurable materials used in storage, shipping, or moving, such as packing materials, moving boxes, file boxes, and folders are also included. However, specialty packaging items only used in industrial or manufacturing processes are excluded.
Food serviceware includes paper or plastic plates, wraps, cups, bowls, pizza boxes, cutlery, straws, lids, bags, aluminum foil, or clamshells or similar containers that are generally intended for single-use and sold to a retailer or a dine-in food establishment or a take-out food establishment, regardless of whether the item is used to pre-package food for resale, is filled on-site for food ordered by a customer or is resold as is.