When used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section:
     “Agency” means the Environmental Protection Agency.
     “Department”, when a particular entity is not specified, means (i) in the case of a function to be performed on or after July 1, 1995 (the effective date of the Department of Natural Resources Act) and until the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (now Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity), as successor to the former Department of Energy and Natural Resources under the Department of Natural Resources Act; or (ii) in the case of a function required to be performed before July 1, 1995, the former Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources.
     “Deinked stock” means paper that has been processed to remove inks, clays, coatings, binders and other contaminants.
     “End product” means only those items that are designed to be used until disposal; items designed to be used in production of a subsequent item are excluded.
     “High grade printing and writing papers” includes offset printing paper, duplicator paper, writing paper (stationery), office paper, note pads, xerographic paper, envelopes, form bond including computer paper and carbonless forms, book papers, bond papers, ledger paper, book stock and cotton fiber papers.
     “Paper and paper products” means high grade printing and writing papers, tissue products, newsprint, unbleached packaging and recycled paperboard.
     “Postconsumer material” means only those products generated by a business or consumer which have served their intended end uses, and which have been separated or diverted from solid waste; wastes generated during production of an end product are excluded.
     “Recovered paper material” means paper waste generated after the completion of the papermaking process, such as postconsumer materials, envelope cuttings, bindery trimmings, printing waste, cutting and other converting waste, butt rolls, and mill wrappers, obsolete inventories, and rejected unused stock. “Recovered paper material”, however, does not include fibrous waste generated during the manufacturing process such as fibers recovered from waste water or trimmings of paper machine rolls (mill broke), or fibrous byproducts of harvesting, extraction or woodcutting processes, or forest residues such as bark.
     “Recycled paperboard” includes recycled paperboard products, folding cartons and pad backing.
     “Recycling” means the process by which solid waste is collected, separated and processed for reuse as either a raw material or a product which itself is subject to recycling, but does not include the combustion of waste for energy recovery or volume reduction.
     “Tissue products” includes toilet tissue, paper towels, paper napkins, facial tissue, paper doilies, industrial wipers, paper bags and brown papers.
     “Unbleached packaging” includes corrugated and fiber boxes.
     “USEPA Guidelines for federal procurement” means all minimum recycled content standards recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.