Oregon Revised Statutes Public Health and Safety § 459A.702

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, ORS 459A.700 to 459A.740 apply to any individual, separate, sealed glass, metal or plastic bottle or can, except for cartons, foil pouches and drink boxes, that contains the following beverages, intended for human consumption and in a quantity less than or equal to three fluid liters:

(a) Water and flavored water;

(b) Beer or other malt beverages; and

(c) Mineral waters, soda water and similar carbonated soft drinks.

(2) One year after the date on which the Oregon Liquor Control Commission determines that at least 60 percent of the beverage containers returned for the refund value specified in ORS 459A.705 are returned statewide to redemption centers approved under ORS 459A.735 , or on January 1, 2018, whichever comes first, ORS 459A.700 to 459A.740 apply to any individual, separate, sealed glass, metal or plastic bottle or can, except for cartons, foil pouches, drink boxes and metal containers that require a tool to be opened, that contains:

(a) The following beverages, intended for human consumption and in a quantity less than or equal to three fluid liters:

(A) Water and flavored water;

(B) Beer or other malt beverages; and

(C) Mineral waters, soda water and similar carbonated soft drinks.

(b) Any beverage other than those specified in paragraph (a) of this subsection that is intended for human consumption and is in a quantity more than or equal to four fluid ounces and less than or equal to one and one-half fluid liters, except distilled liquor, wine, dairy or plant-based milks, infant formula and any other exemptions set forth in rule of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.


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