Bill Status of HB0334 96th General Assembly
Short Description: PLASTIC BAG RECYCLING-GROCERS
Rep. Jack D. Franks - Kenneth Dunkin, Luis Arroyo and Linda Chapa LaVia
| 1/11/2011||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Grocers' Mandatory Plastic Bag Recycling Act. Requires the owner of each grocery store in Illinois to implement a plastic bag recycling program within 90 days after the effective date of this Act. Requires the plastic bag recycling program to (i) facilitate the return and recycling of plastic bags that the grocery store has distributed to consumers, (ii) provide for the placement of a plastic bag collection bin in each store at a location that is visible and easily accessible to consumers, (iii) provide for the marking of each plastic bag collection bin in a manner that indicates to consumers that the collection bin is being made available by the grocery store for the purpose of collecting and recycling plastic bags that it has distributed to consumers, and (iv) make arrangements for the pick-up, transport, and recycling of plastic bags that were distributed to consumers by the grocery store and later deposited into its plastic bag collection bin. Imposes civil penalties for violations. Defines "consumer", "distributed to consumer", "food products", "grocery store", "plastic bag", and "purchase at retail". Repeals the Plastic Bag Recycling Act. Effective immediately.