Illinois has signed an agreement with an environmental group that requires it to use plastic bottles that it claims are “environmentally safe”, according to the Associated Press.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Illinois Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for environmental health and safety, have been working together to develop a plastic bottle labeling standard that would apply to all bottles made by companies that use the label.
The EPA said in a statement that the new guidelines would not only help improve public health, but also help protect public health from toxic plastic bottles.
“The EPSA and the DHA have worked together for many years to develop and implement this standard, which will allow the EPA to have greater certainty about the safety of these plastic bottle materials,” EPA director Daniel DeBartolo said in the statement.
“These new guidelines will ensure that we are using a consistent, consistent standard across the entire bottle industry, and that our consumers are able to make informed decisions on the safety and quality of their plastic bottle.”
The EAA’s plastic bottle standard requires companies to disclose how often plastic bottles are reused, the types of containers that are used, and the amount of plastic contained in each bottle.
It is also required to have “a statement that a plastic plastic bottle is safe to use” and that it is “consistent with the EIA’s recommendations”.
The plastic bottle standards were introduced by the Illinois state legislature in 2011 and were endorsed by the governor and state Senate in 2014.
The agreement between the EAA and the state Department of Health (DOH) came as part of an agreement that was signed between the two organizations in May.
The Department of Public Health and the EDPH have a contract that requires them to work together to implement a plastic bottles labeling standard, but that was not part of the agreement between EPA and the department.
The DOH said in its statement that it would use the new standards to develop new labelling guidelines.
“We are pleased to see the state move forward with the adoption of the new state plastic bottle labels standard, as we believe the state’s new guidelines are the right and the most effective way to ensure that plastic bottle consumers know what they are purchasing,” DHHS director Dr James Wollenberg said in an e-mail.