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The Illinois statute found at 105
ILCS 5/10-20.19c imposes certain requirements on Illinois school districts
regarding recycled paper and paper products and solid waste management (“School
Recycled Paper and Solid Waste Reduction Law”), with an apparently significant
deadline approaching in mid-2020.

Section (a-5) of the statute
provides that:

  • Each school district must periodically review its procurement procedures and specifications regarding the purchase of products and supplies;
  • Those procedures and specifications must be modified to require the school district to seek out products and supplies that contain recycled materials and to ensure that purchased product and supplies are reusable, durable or


Continue Reading July 1, 2020 – A Deadline By Which School Districts Must Use Recycled Paper And Significantly Reduce Solid Waste!