Why state parks will stop offering plastic flatware and cups

Jen Walling, executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council, said that though the new law is just one step forward, it’s an important one.

“It’s definitely not enough. It’s not the end, but I think it’s a pilot in the most sensitive areas,” Walling said. “Our state parks are where we really don’t want plastic litter, where we’re seeing a lot of plastic litter, and so it’s the place where we most need to take action.”

Read the full article here.

IEC In the Media

Climate cash coming to Illinois

“This week President Biden is expected to sign the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which includes an unprecedented $370 billion for climate change mitigation. Why it matters: Much of

Read More »

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get IEC updates sent directly to your inbox
and stay current on all the environmental news in Illinois.