Collection Options for Plastic Bags
Reducing Use of Single-Use Plastics
Collection Bins for Plastic Carryout Bags
Retail Stores that Provide Drop-Off Collection Bins for Plastics Bags
331 E Stoughton St, Champaign
2901 W Kirby Ave, Champaign
1904 N Prospect Ave, Champaign
2401 N Prospect Ave, Champaign
2500 S Philo Rd, Urbana
109 N Mattis Ave, Champaign
202 Eastwood Dr, Mahomet
1301 Savoy Plaza Ln, Savoy
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)
Pending Bills at the Illinois General Assembly
HB 5169 Polystyrene foam disposable food service container ban
SB 3677 EPA – Polystyrene Foam Ban
The State of Recycling In Illinois
Illinois PIRG Education Fund,
U.S. PIRG Education Fund Zero Waste Program,
Alex Truelove and Carrie Katan, November 14th, 2019
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.