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SECTION 27-0401
Secondary materials
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 27, TITLE 4
§ 27-0401. Secondary materials.

1. As used in this article, "secondary materials" shall mean material
recovered from or otherwise destined for the waste stream, including but
not limited to, post-consumer material, industrial scrap material and
overstock or obsolete inventories from distributors, wholesalers and
other companies as defined in rules and regulations promulgated by the
commissioner of economic development in consultation with the
commissioner but such term does not include those materials and
by-products generated from, and commonly reused within, an original
manufacturing process.

2. For the purposes of this article, the department shall assist the
department of economic development in conducting secondary materials
market development programs pursuant to article six of the economic
development law, as added by chapter six hundred fifteen of the laws of
nineteen hundred eighty-seven, and other state agencies and authorities
conducting waste reduction and recycling programs.

3. The department shall assist in providing consumer education on the
economic and environmental benefits of solid waste management practices
and the concomitant needs for waste reduction and for consumers to
actively seek consumer products which contain secondary materials or
which are easily recycled or reused.