Category Archives: waste

Update on the IDNR’s Revised Fracking Regulations by the IL Enviornmental Council

A message from Jen Walling, Executive Director of the non-profit environmental legislation watchdog organization, the Illinois Environmental Council, on the current political process surrounding the IDNR’s regulations on fracking. On May 29, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources sent to … Continue reading

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Illinois DNR Releases Updated Fracking Regulations for Final Review

This past Friday, Aug. 29th, the Illinois DNR released its revised regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, after receiving a record number of 30,000+ public comments on its initial draft rules back in the fall of 2013. Now the state’s … Continue reading

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SETF Offers Waste, Recycling, and Landfills Tour this Saturday, August 9th

Visit waste, recycling, and landfill operations and related sites of environmental interest on Chicago’s far South Side with the Southeast Environmental Task Force this weekend on Saturday, August 9th. Learn how Chicago’s solid waste does (and does not) get recycled, … Continue reading

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Help Improve Recycling in Chicago by Taking the CRC’s Recycling Survey

A question from the Chicago Recycling Coalition to Chicago residents: Are you happy with recycling in Chicago? Are you confused about what you can and can’t recycle? Do you find Chicago’s recycling and yard waste programs to be less than … Continue reading

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RU Announces its Gold Partnership with the IL Food Scrap Coalition

The Illinois Food Scrap Coalition (IFSC) is a dedicated to advancing food scrap composting in Illinois through program implementation, policy and advocacy. Roosevelt University is proud to announce its Gold Partnership with the IFSC. As such, the university demonstrates the … Continue reading

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SETF Offers Waste, Recycling, & Petcoke Tour on June 11th

This waste, recycling, and petcoke tour of Chicago’s far South Side by the Southeast Environmental Task Force is a great opportunity on June 11th to see how and where Chicago’s waste gets recycled! See flyer below for details and registration … Continue reading

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RecycleMania Diverted Over 89M Pounds of Material from Landfills this Year

The nationwide college and university competition to recycle and compost material had 461 participating universities that diverted over 89 million pounds during the eight-week period. Antioch University was awarded Grand Champion with the highest percentage of overall recycled waste (93 … Continue reading

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