Bill Status of SB0066  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  TRUTH IN RECYCLING ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Laura Fine

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/20/2023SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
415 ILCS 5/22.15
415 ILCS 15/10 rep.

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Truth in Recycling Act. Provides that a person who represents in advertising or on the label or container of a consumer good manufactured or distributed by the person that the consumer good is not harmful to or is beneficial to the natural environment through the use of specified environmental terms, through the use of a chasing arrows symbol, or by otherwise directing a consumer to recycle the consumer good shall maintain in written form in the person's records specified information and documentation supporting the validity of the representation. Requires the information and documentation to be furnished to any member of the public upon request. Provides that a rigid plastic bottle or rigid plastic container sold in the State shall be labeled with a code meeting specified requirements and that indicates the resin used to produce the rigid plastic bottle or rigid plastic container. Contains provisions regarding deceptive or misleading claims about the recyclability of a product or packaging. Contains other provisions. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Authorizes moneys in the Solid Waste Management Fund to be used by the Environmental Protection Agency to administer the Truth in Recycling Act. Amends the Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act. Repeals a provision regarding coding for single use plastic bottles and other single use rigid plastic containers with specified capacities.

DateChamber Action
  1/20/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Laura Fine
  1/20/2023SenateFirst Reading
  1/20/2023SenateReferred to Assignments