Monthly Archives: October 2017

Lakeshore Recycling Systems is Awarded the 2017 Illinois Sustainability Award as the Only Waste Hauler

On Tuesday, October 24, LRS was awarded the 2017 Illinois Sustainability Award at a luncheon. The award recognized LRS as a company that has implemented outstanding and innovative sustainable business … MoreContinue reading

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Awarded the Coveted Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award for Innovative Business Practices

This prestigious award recognizes LRS as a leader in implementing cutting-edge and sustainable business operations, technologies, programs, products and company culture. LRS was the only company of the 22 recognized Illinois-based company to be in the waste industry. The Governor’s Sustainability Award is the longest running environmental award in the nation. MoreContinue reading

5 Tips for Cultivating a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Is a truly zero-waste lifestyle possible, or will we always require waste removal for some items? While that extreme level of waste reduction seems unrealistic, an NYU environmental science major … MoreContinue reading

Lakeshore Raised Nearly $70,000 for Lupus Society of Illinois

Since early summer, Lakeshore has been raising money for Lupus Society of Illinois and on October 20 we pulled the raffle drawing winners, with 30 amazing prizes available. Together, the … MoreContinue reading

Key Things to Know About Recycling Glass

Glass is one of the most easily recyclable items of all consumer materials. Most glass jars and bottles that are manufactured in the U.S. today are comprised of around 27 … MoreContinue reading

So, What Exactly Do Those Recycling Numbers Mean on the Bottoms of Plastic Items?

You might have glimpsed numbers on the bottoms of plastic containers and bottles. Are you aware of their meaning and how these numbers apply to sustainability and recycling practices? When … MoreContinue reading

Tips for the Proper Disposal of Batteries

Batteries can pose a challenge for businesses and households looking to do the right thing in terms of waste management. From small batteries in watches, to standard AA, AAA, C … MoreContinue reading

Chicago Youth Learn About Recycling from the U.S. Green Building Council

On August 5, 2017, about 30 Chicago students spent their day learning about sustainable waste management and recycling practices. It was part of a program offered by the U.S. Green … MoreContinue reading