Single-Use Plastics

Collection Options for Plastic Bags

Reducing Use of Single-Use Plastics


Local

Collection Bins for Plastic Carryout Bags

Retail Stores that Provide Drop-Off Collection Bins for Plastics Bags

County Market

331 E Stoughton St, Champaign

2901 W Kirby Ave, Champaign


Lowe’s

1904 N Prospect Ave, Champaign


Meijer

2401 N Prospect Ave, Champaign

2500 S Philo Rd, Urbana


Schnucks

109 N Mattis Ave, Champaign

202 Eastwood Dr, Mahomet

1301 Savoy Plaza Ln, Savoy


Walmart

200 N Vine St, Urbana

2610 N Prospect Ave, Champaign

845 Broadmeadow Rd, Rantoul

505 S Dunlap Ave, Savoy

100 S High Cross Rd, Urbana


 (inside and during business hours only)

Illinois

Pending Bills at the Illinois General Assembly

Product Stewardship Institute (PSI)


Plastic Reduction Tools for Businesses and Communities


Excerpt: Tools for Concerned Customers

If you've been ordering more take-out while staying at home and trying to support your favorite local restaurants, you've likely accumulated (or thrown away) a lot more plastic than usual. But for customers concerned about plastics, there are still sustainable take-out options! Check out the following resources and be sure to share with your family and friends to spread the word. Even when there's not a global pandemic, there are plenty of ways to get involved in reducing your community's plastic footprint. Try downloading our leave behind cards to let your favorite local businesses know that you'll support their efforts to reduce waste.

Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution

Developed by The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ, “Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution” presents a first-of-its-kind model of the global plastics system. It is an evidence-based roadmap that describes how to radically reduce ocean plastic pollution by 2040 and that shows there is a comprehensive, integrated, and economically attractive pathway to greatly reduce plastic waste entering our ocean.

The research supporting this report was co-developed with 17 experts from across the spectrum of professionals looking at the plastic pollution problem, with broad geographical representation. The findings of our analysis were published in the peer-reviewed journal, Science.

The aim of this work is to help guide policymakers, industry executives, investors, and civil society leaders through highly contested, often data-poor, and complex terrain.