A press release from State Rep. Mike Tryon:
State Rep. Mike Tryon Named to Task Force on Advancement of Materials Recycling
SPRINGFIELD…..State Rep. Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) has been named to a 21-member Task Force on the Advancement of Materials Recycling.
Tryon, who has a college degree in Environmental Science, was named to the task force on August 1 by House Republican Leader Tom Cross. The task force was created through a new law signed by Governor Quinn last week which amended the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act.
“I look forward to serving with the other members of the task force as we review the status of recycling and solid waste management planning for our State,” said Tryon. “We intend to investigate and provide recommendations for expanding waste reduction, recycling, reuse, and composting efforts in Illinois in a manner that protects the environment, as well as the public health and safety of its citizens.”
The task force’s work will include a review of:
- County recycling and waste management planning
- Current and potential policies and initiatives in Illinois for waste reduction, recycling, composting and reuse
- Funding for State and local oversight and regulation of recycling activities
- Funding for State and local support of projects that advance solid waste reduction
- The proper management of household hazardous waste
The review will also include an evaluation of the extent to which materials with economic value are lost to landfills, and the group will recommend ways to maximize the productive use of waste materials through materials recycling and composting.
The task force will prepare a report that summarizes its work and makes recommendations resulting from its study, and the report of the task force’s findings will be submitted to the Governor and to the General Assembly within the next two years.