Will we ever start treating recycling as a public good that deserves meaningful investment, or will we continue to ignore the industry’s problems?
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Editor's Note: This is the first installment of a 2-part series on recycling in Southern Illinois. Next Sunday, we'll take a closer look at re…
MARION — After 10 years as the Williamson County recycling coordinator Kevin Robbins is pretty much right back where he started.
CARBONDALE — In 1989, Illinois set a lofty goal for a statewide recycling program.
CARBONDALE — In the Illinois recycling industry, Jackson County has long been recognized as a downstate pacesetter.
If you haven't kept up with my reporting on local recycling realities, here's a brief recap of what I've found:
Back by popular demand: Glass milk bottles at select Farm Fresh stores.
Students from Anna Davis’ private art classes floated nine “lily pads” in a nook of Southern Illinois University’s campus lake. The project is designed to be both artistic and to help reduce the growth of algae in the lake.
The Southern Illinois Community Foundation soon will be distributing a variety of paper sacks, insulated bags and grocery totes to many of the 95 food pantries across the region for their clients to use in transporting food items. The purchase of 25,000 sacks and 4,500 insulated carriers was made through a grant from BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois.
SIU researchers are experimenting with two processes with a goal of turning waste from coffee and tea into recyclable plastic.
Carbondale’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program allows any resident to dispose of their live trees in a beneficial way that will not only give back to the environment but the local community as well, according to Carbondale’s City Arborist Mark McDaniel.