Illinois Recycling Association
Illinois Recycling Association
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Evening Symposium – A Couple of Professors Talkin’ Trash!

July 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Auditorium Building 420
430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
$35 general / $20 student

Let’s be honest, people, Illinois has its challenges with recycling, even though the state, counties, and cities have made many efforts to improve.

How did we get here? How can we do better?

Join the IRA for an entertaining evening of conversation about the history of waste reclamation, and how that history may inform a more sustainable future. Subjects will include many of the cool things we’ve made out of recycled material, from sports cars to guitars, as featured in Carl A. Zimring’s new book Aluminum Upcycled: Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective.

Dr. Zimring, professor at Pratt Institute, will be joined by Steven Corey, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Humanities, History and Social Sciences at Columbia College/Chicago. Dr. Corey served as curator for the noted exhibition “Garbage! The History and Politics of Trash in NYC” while completing his doctorate.

Join the Conversation:
Thursday, July 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Auditorium Building, 435 South Michigan Avenue, AUD #420

$35 general admission
$20 Student fee


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