Comments: IL SB1597 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Creates the Compostable Bags in Retail Establishments Act. Provides that no retail establishment in the State shall use or provide polyethylene or other non-compostable plastic film bags tinted green or brown for customers to bag products in stores, as carry out bags, or for home delivery. Provides that any film bags meeting the definition of compostable that retail establishments provide to customers for food or other products, such as vegetables bagged in stores prior to checkout, must be tinted green or brown and shall be clearly labeled "COMPOSTABLE", including language following the Federal Trade Commission's "Green Guides". Provides that no film bag that retail establishments provide to customers to bag products in stores, as carry out bags, or for home delivery may be labeled with the term "biodegradable", "degradable", "decomposable", or any similar terms, or in any way imply that the product will break down, fragment, biodegrade, or decompose in a landfill or other environment. Defines "carry out bag", "compostable", and "retail establishment". Effective January 1, 2018.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-05-11 - Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Environment and Conservation; 006-001-000 [SB1597 Detail]

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