Category Archives: Pollution Prevention

Proper Disposal of Unwanted Drugs Getting Easier

      Saturday April 30 is National Prescription Take-Back Day in the U.S.A. The Drug Enforcement Administration has organized a network of local law enforcement agencies to accept unwanted or expired human or veterinary drugs and to educate the … Continue reading

2016 Annual Waste Conference

ISTC will be co-sponsoring the 2016 Annual Waste Conference: Changing Landscape of Waste Management in conjunction with the Air and Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States Section (A&WMA-LMSS).   The conference will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from … Continue reading

Prairie Research Institute’s Large-Scale Watersheds Initiative Recognized Today at White House Water Summit

  ISTC NEWS   Initiative Aims to Calculate ‘Value’ of Entire Illinois River Watersheds CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The White House Water Summit today highlighted the Resilient Watersheds Initiative of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois in its announcement … Continue reading

Tuesday’s White House Water Summit to Focus on Sustainable Solutions

  Watch out for the White House Water Summit #WHWaterSummit from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, March 22. The event will feature live streaming of a series of lighting talks on the challenges we face and innovative solutions … Continue reading

PPCPs in the Environment Conference – Registration Open!

Registration for the Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in the Environment conference is open now until March 18, 2016! We are expecting an excellent conference with a wide range of topics from detecting PPCPs in the environment, education on … Continue reading

2016 Teacher Workshop on PPCPs in the Environment

ISTC and the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant will be hosting a teacher workshop on pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment. PPCPs encompass thousands of chemicals found in fragrances, cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, and human and veterinary medicines. The U.S. … Continue reading

Sen. Durbin Backs Research to Capture More Carbon from Coal Plants

ISTC NEWS Senator Supports Plan to Capture More Carbon for Beneficial Use   Senator Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) toured the Abbott Power Plant at the University of Illinois on Jan. 15 for a briefing on Prairie Research Institute (PRI) research to … Continue reading

Green Your Office, Join the Challenge

Registration is now open for the 2016 Illinois Green Office Challenge (IGOC), a friendly competition to see which Illinois organization can accumulate the most points by conserving energy and water, reducing waste, and saving money.   The competition will launch … Continue reading

ISTC Signs Call for Action to Limit Global Warming

ISTC NEWS The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) has become a signatory to The Paris Pledge for Action, a world-wide call to action to reduce environmental impacts and limit global warming to less than two degrees.   “Minimizing the impact … Continue reading

New case study: Replacing Solvent with Aqueous Detergent at a Small Metal Fabricator

ISTC’s technical assistance engineers worked with a small metal fabricating company to change from a solvent based parts cleaning process to a water-based alternative.   The change resulted in the elimination of 29 drums of solvent (1,600 gallons); reduced VOC … Continue reading