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Full Text of SB0058  103rd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the State
5Entities Single-Use Plastic Reporting Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
7    "Single-use plastic disposable foodware" means containers,
8bowls, straws, plates, trays, cartons, cups, lids, forks,
9spoons, knives, and other items that are designed for one-time
10use for beverages, prepared food, or leftovers from meals and
11that are made of plastic, are not compostable, and are not
12accepted in residential curbside recycling pick up.
13    "State agency" means any department, commission, council,
14board, bureau, committee, institution, agency, university,
15government corporation, authority, or other establishment or
16official of this State. "State agency" includes any
17establishment or official of the State that directly or
18indirectly oversees the State's purchase of any product for
19use in the State.
20    Section 10. State agencies tracking single-use plastic
21disposable foodware.
22    (a) Beginning July 1, 2024, each State agency shall:



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1        (1) track its own purchases of single-use plastic
2    disposable foodware that are less than $2,000 or otherwise
3    not reduced to writing; and
4        (2) establish goals on reducing single-use plastic
5    disposable foodware purchases based on the tracked
6    purchases.
7    (b) Each State agency shall submit a report of its
8findings regarding the matters in subsection (a) to the
9Governor and the General Assembly on or before October 1,
11    Section 905. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
12adding Section 45-24 as follows:
13    (30 ILCS 500/45-24 new)
14    Sec. 45-24. Single-use plastics prohibition; preference.
15    (a) As used in this Section:
16    "Compostable" means that the item meets the ASTM D6400
17standard of compostability and has been certified by the
18Biodegradable Products Institute as compostable.
19    "Compostable foodware" means containers, bowls, straws,
20plates, trays, cartons, cups, lids, forks, spoons, knives, and
21other items that are designed for one-time use for beverages,
22prepared food, or leftovers from meals that are compostable.
23    "Disposable food service container" means serviceware
24designed for one-time use. "Disposable food service container"



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1includes, but is not limited to, serviceware for take-out
2foods, bakery products, and leftovers from partially consumed
3meals. "Disposable food service container" does not include
4polystyrene foam coolers, egg carton containers, ice chests
5that are used for the processing or shipping of seafood or
6service ware that is used to contain, transport, or otherwise
7package raw, uncooked, or butchered meat, poultry, fish, or
9    "Polystyrene foam" means blown polystyrene and expanded or
10extruded foams using a styrene monomer.
11    "Recyclable foodware" means items that are designed for
12one-time use for beverages, prepared food, or leftovers from
13meals and that are commonly accepted in local curbside
14residential recycling pick up.
15    "Serviceware" means a container, bowl, plate, tray,
16carton, cup, lid, or other item designed to contain,
17transport, serve, or aid in the consumption of food or
19    "State agency" has the meaning given to that term in
20Section 1-15.100 of this Code.
21    (b) After January 1, 2025, State agencies and departments
22may not procure disposable food service containers that are
23composed in whole or in part from polystyrene foam for use at
24any State agency or department and instead shall offer only
25compostable foodware or recyclable foodware for use at the
26State agency or department.



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1    (c) After January 1, 2026, or at the renewal of its next
2contract, whichever occurs later, no vendor contracted through
3a State agency or department may provide customers with
4disposable food service containers that are composed in whole
5or in part from polystyrene foam at any site owned or leased by
6the State, and instead shall offer only compostable foodware
7or recyclable foodware for use at sites owned or leased by the
9    Section 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.