Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act. Provides that a manufacturer may count the total weight of a cathode ray tube device, prior to processing, towards its goal under this Section if all recyclable components are removed from the device and the cathode ray tube glass is managed in a manner that complies with all Illinois Environmental Protection Agency regulations for handling, treatment, and disposition of cathode ray tubes. Provides that, for specified categories of electronic devices, each manufacturer shall recycle or reuse at least 80% (was at least 50%) of the total weight of the electronic devices that the manufacturer sold in that category in Illinois during the calendar year 2 years before the applicable program year. Provides that a registered recycler or a refurbisher of CEDs and EEDs for a manufacturer obligated to meet goals may not charge individual consumers or units of local government acting as collectors a fee to recycle or refurbish CEDs and EEDs, unless the recycler or refurbisher provides (i) a financial incentive, such as a coupon, that is of greater or equal value to the fee being charged or (ii) premium service, such as curbside collection, home pick-up, drop-off locations, or a similar methods of collection. Provides that, in program year 2015, and each year thereafter, if the total weight of CEDs and EEDs recycled or processed for reuse by the manufacturer is less than 100% of the manufacturer's individual recycling or reuse goal set forth in a specified provision of the Act, the manufacturer shall pay a penalty equal to the product of (i) $0.70 per pound; multiplied by (ii) the difference between the manufacturer's individual recycling or reuse goal and the total weight of CEDs and EEDs recycled or processed for reuse by the manufacturer during the program year. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the language of the introduced bill with the following changes: removes drop-off locations from a provision concerning charging fees to individual consumers or units of local government acting as collectors and provides that nothing in the Act prohibits any waste hauler from entering into a contractual agreement with a unit of local government to establish a collection program for the recycling or reuse of CEDs or EEDs, including services such as curbside collection, home pick-up, drop-off locations, or similar methods of collection; makes changes to provisions concerning the collection of cathode ray tubes; establishes new annual recycling goals for all manufacturers for program years 2015, 2016, and 2017; provides that for program years 2015, 2016, and 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency is not required to submit a report on the previous program year's performance, but is required to make certain information available on its website; provides that no person may act as a recycler or a refurbisher of CEDs for a manufacturer obligated to meet goals under this Act unless the recycler or refurbisher is registered with the Agency and has paid the registration fee; provides that, beginning in program year 2016, all recycling or refurbishing facilities used by collectors of CEDs and EEDs shall be accredited by the Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices or e-Stewards certification programs or any other equivalent certification programs recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency; provides that manufacturers of CEDs and EEDs shall ensure that recycling or refurbishing facilities used as part of their recovery programs meet this requirement; provides that in program years 2015 and 2016, to encourage manufacturers to recycle or reuse more CEDs or EEDs than their target weight, a manufacturer shall earn recycling credits equal to 25% of weight the manufacturer collects over its recycling target for the year and manufacturers may use credits to help meet their recycling target in the following program year, or may sell credits to another manufacturer for use in the next program year; makes changes to the penalties under the Act. Effective immediately.