(415 ILCS 151/1-3)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2026)
(a) The General Assembly finds all of the following:
(1) Many older and obsolete consumer electronic
products contain materials which may pose environmental and health risks that should be managed.
(2) Consumer electronic products contain metals,
plastics, glass, and other potentially valuable materials. The reuse and recycling of these materials can conserve natural resources and energy.
(3) The recycling and reuse of the covered electronic
devices defined under this Act falls within the State of Illinois' interest in the proper management of such products.
(4) Illinois counties and municipalities may face
significant cost burdens in collecting and processing obsolete electronic products for reuse and recycling.
(5) Manufacturers of electronic products should share
responsibility for the proper management of obsolete consumer electronic products.
(6) Illinois counties and municipalities, and the
citizens of Illinois, will benefit from the implementation of a program or programs for the proper management of obsolete consumer electronic products operated by manufacturers that are actively overseen by the State.
(7) It is the intent of the State to allow
manufacturers to coordinate their activities and programs related to the proper management of obsolete covered electronic devices as defined under this Act under strict State supervision regardless of the effect the manufacturers' actions or such coordination will have on competition.
(8) It is in the best interest of the State to
promote the coordination of manufacturer activities and programs related to the proper management of obsolete covered electronic devices through participation in a manufacturer clearinghouse as set forth in the Act.
(b) The purpose of this Act is to further the interest of the State of Illinois in the proper management of obsolete consumer electronic products by setting forth procedures by which the recycling and processing for reuse of covered electronic devices will be accomplished by manufacturers for those counties and municipalities that wish to opt-in to electronic product manufacturer-run recycling and processing programs that are approved and overseen by the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 100-592, eff. 6-22-18.)