(415 ILCS 20/2.1)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7052.1)
When used in this Act, unless the context
otherwise requires, the following terms have the meanings ascribed to them
in this Section:
"Department", when a particular entity is not specified, means (i) in
the case of a function to be performed on or after July 1, 1995 (the effective
date of the Department of Natural Resources Act), the Department of Commerce
and Community Affairs
(now Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity), as successor to the former Department of Energy and
Natural Resources under the Department of Natural Resources Act; or (ii) in
the case of a function required to be performed before July 1, 1995, the
former Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources.
"Deinked stock" means paper that has been processed to remove inks,
clays, coatings, binders and other contaminants.
"End product" means only those items that are designed to be used until
disposal; items designed to be used in production of a subsequent item are
"High grade printing and writing papers" includes offset printing paper,
duplicator paper, writing paper (stationery), office paper, note
pads, xerographic paper, envelopes, form bond including computer
paper and carbonless forms, book papers, bond papers, ledger paper, book
stock and cotton fiber papers.
"Paper and paper products" means high grade printing and writing
papers, tissue products, newsprint, unbleached packaging and recycled
"Postconsumer material" means only those products generated by a business
or consumer which have served their intended end uses, and which have been
separated or diverted from solid waste; wastes generated during production
of an end product are excluded.
"Recovered paper material" means paper waste generated after the completion
of the papermaking process, such as postconsumer materials, envelope cuttings,
bindery trimmings, printing waste, cutting and other converting waste, butt
rolls, and mill wrappers, obsolete inventories, and rejected unused stock.
"Recovered paper material", however, does not include fibrous waste
generated during the manufacturing process such as fibers recovered from
waste water or trimmings of paper machine rolls (mill broke), or fibrous
byproducts of harvesting, extraction or woodcutting processes, or forest
residues such as bark.
"Recycled paperboard" includes recycled paperboard products, folding
cartons and pad backing.
"Recycling" means the process by which solid waste is collected,
separated and processed for reuse as either a raw material or a product
which itself is subject to recycling,
but does not include the combustion
of waste for energy recovery or volume reduction.
"Tissue products" includes toilet tissue, paper towels, paper napkins,
facial tissue, paper doilies, industrial wipers, paper bags and brown papers.
"Unbleached packaging" includes corrugated and fiber boxes.
"USEPA Guidelines for federal procurement" means all minimum recycled
content standards recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)