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New Sustainable Materials Roadmap Hopes to Curtail Waste Generation in Cook County

02.23.16 | In the News

This article from Sustainable Chicago magazine highlights Delta’s “Roadmap for Sustainable Materials Management in Cook County” which calls for action to reduce waste generation and improve reuse and recycling rates in Cook County.


With local waste generation rates outpacing local landfill capacity, new report calls for action to reduce waste in Cook County

02.23.16 | Press

Food waste and material reuse are cited as opportunities to achieve greater waste efficiency Media Contact: Katie Yocum Musisi, 202-413-0120, kmusisi@delta-institute.org CHICAGO (February 23) – Based upon two years of research on waste management in Cook County, Delta Institute is releasing its report, “Roadmap to Sustainable Materials Management in Cook County.” The report asserts that the Chicago metropolitan region’s waste…More


February Update from Delta Institute

02.18.16 | Announcements

This month’s Update shares what we’ve learned from digging through stacks of waste contracts and data, and introduces you to Dr. Nancy Tuchman, Delta board member and Driven Doer.


Driven Doer: Dr. Nancy Tuchman

02.17.16 | Announcements

Once again, it’s time for our Driven Doer series!  Here, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help advance Delta’s mission of achieving a resilient Great Lakes environment and economy. This month, we’d like you to meet Dr. Nancy Tuchman, founding director of Loyola University’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability and Delta Institute board member. What do you do? I am…More


Waist-deep in waste contracts: What we’ve learned and how we can work toward a more sustainable approach to materials management

02.17.16 | Announcements

In Cook County, our relationship with waste is on an unsustainable course. We produce about seven pounds of it per person per day, compared to the national average of 4.4 pounds. Our high rate of waste generation has eclipsed our landfill capacity, as Cook County’s last remaining landfill reached capacity and closed at the end of 2015. And our recycling…More


What to do with America’s Closed Coal Plants

02.12.16 | In the News

This article from Pacific Standard highlights the challenges and opportunities we face with the hundreds of near-term coal plant closures across the country, and points to a Delta Institute report on recent coal plant closure redevelopment projects.