It is against the law in Illinois to put yard waste, like leaves and sticks, into a landfill. But because of choices made by the city of Chicago, that is exactly where a lot our yard waste is ending up.
Paper or plastic?"The answer may be "neither." "The science shows that moving from plastic to paper is not necessarily 'greener,'" says Northwestern University’s Eric Masanet. He joins Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance to make the comparisons.
A frequently asked questions to EcoMyths Alliance is “do you need to rinse all containers before tossing them into the recycling bin”? To explore this issue, today on our EcoMyths segment, Jerome McDonnell and Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance talked with engineering professor and researcher Eric Masanet, PhD, of Northwestern University.