102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that, beginning
January 1, 2022, a store may not sell or distribute in this State a
disposable food service container that is composed in whole or in part of
polystyrene foam. Directs the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt
rules to implement the amendatory Act's provisions. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
adding Section 52.10 as follows:
(415 ILCS 5/52.10 new)
Disposable food service containers.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Disposable food service container" means serviceware
designed for one-time use. "Disposable food service container"
includes, but is not limited to, serviceware for takeout
foods, packaged meat, eggs, bakery products, and leftovers
from partially consumed meals.
"Polystyrene foam" means blown polystyrene and expanded or
extruded foams using a styrene monomer.
"Serviceware" means a container, bowl, plate, tray,
carton, cup, lid, or other item designed to be used for
"Store" means a retail establishment in the State,
including, but not limited to, a convenience store,
restaurant, grocery store, pharmacy, seasonal or temporary
business, farm stand, or other retail seller of goods to the
ultimate consumer for direct use or consumption and not for