Illinois’s Challenge Posts

Week3
February 23, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 3

Location:, Illinois, United States

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Week2
February 23, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 2

Location:, Illinois, United States

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Week-1
February 9, 2012

Plastic Challenge: Pat Clancy, Week 1

I’d like to know what some items are made of – what kind of plastic, and whether it can be recycled. Food and medicine packaging are everywhere every day, and much of it goes in the trash because I can’t identify it. Location:Lisle, Illinois, United States

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wk 3
December 19, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 3

I know there are pens with refillable ink cartridges, but it’s still a plastic shell. What’s a plastic-free alternative to a ball point pen? Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Wk 2
December 19, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 2

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Wk 1 - PTC
December 14, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Hanh Pham, Week 1

The produce bags that I use are often reused twice or three times before they get worn, tipped, or too dirty to rinse off. Is it more environmentally friendly to use plastic produce bags and reuse them numerous times? Or buy a mesh one – made from plastic – often from China? How many times […]

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June 12, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Sandy Sanders, Week 1

Question: I throw alot of tennis ball containers in the recycle. They have a metal edge at the top of the plastic container. I wonder if they get booted out of the stream at the facility? Do you know anything about this item in the recycle stream? I am already aware of recycling and started […]

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