Day: July 9, 2018

If Starbucks And Seattle Can Ban Plastic Straws, Could Chicago Be Next?

By Mauricio PeñaIllinois Environmental Council Executive Director Jennifer Walling said the time to have a discussion with stakeholders in the city about reducing plastic litter in Chicago is now. While no legislation has been drafted for the state, Walling said they are looking at what other cities have done and are working with disability advocates …

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Illinois environment groups welcome Starbucks ditching plastic straws

By Leo Ji“In January, the Alliance, together with the Shedd Aquarium and the Illinois Environmental Council, issued a joint resolution recognizing the implementation of a federal law banning plastic micro-beads from personal-care products. Even before the federal law, manufacturers had begun to voluntarily remove the micro-beads from products, Caddick said. That could also work for …

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