Let’s all go to the fair!
As the Illinois State Fair kicks off today, IISG introduces a new exhibit, Getting Rid of Stuff Sensibly, or GROSS, as we’ve come to call it.

This exhibit informs audiences of all ages about environmentally wise ways to recycle, reuse, or dispose of medicines, electronics, fish and aquatic plants and more. For the kids, the exhibit includes a colorful marble game that provides a fun way to think through getting rid of stuff.

For those who take part in our exhibit, we have complimentary pill box cases and mini-frisbees–both made from recycled plastic–that have useful information on them. We will also have free mailing envelopes for recycling old cell phones.

Look for us in the Illinois Department of Natural Resources tent in Conservation World. (Photo above courtesy of creativecommons.org.)