August 27, 2012
by Nick Magrisso
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Governor Quinn, thanks for putting the bag on that bill

Nick Magrisso, Midwest Program , Chicago
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed the Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act (SB 3442); a controversial state senate bill that passed the legislature in May, and was the source of much contenti… Continue reading

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August 16, 2011
by Reduce
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Illinois Reusing Shingles to Repair Broken Roads

It is often said that cold-weather states have two seasons: winter and road construction. Salting and other snow-removal tactics take a heavy toll on roadways in cold-weather climates, and states that receive heavy snowfall often spend millions over the summer months to patch up potholes, cracks and other roadway damage. These projects are not only [...] Continue reading

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June 17, 2011
by Reduce
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Illinois Passes Lofty E-cycling Legislation

Illinois is poised to have one of the highest electronic waste recycling goals in the country thanks to recently passed legislation that ratchets up the state’s current law. The bill, now on its way to Governor Pat Quinn’s desk, boosts Illinois’s state-wide e-cycling goal to 60 million pounds by 2013, or about 5.2 pounds per [...] Continue reading

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