As someone who grew up in a small farming town, my first time traveling abroad was a bit overwhelming. I remember standing in the street, stunned by the different languages, unrecognizable landmarks and illegible (to me) restaurant, bar and store names. Until I saw something very familiar amidst all the unfamiliarity—a Starbucks logo.
Some estimates say nearly nine million tons of plastic waste flow into the ocean every year. Could the answer to this pollution problem be found on the nearest dock?
Today, innovative manufacturers are converting plastic waste materials into beautiful and durable marine dock boards. Beyond docks and piers, you’ll find plastic lumber being used to create other wetland and waterfront structures, outdoor furniture and more.
Chicagoans already know the story. For non-locals, here’s a quick recap:
For the past week, there was an alligator living in the Humboldt Park Lagoon. No, alligators are not endemic to this part of the country. It’s unclear how the 4-5 foot-long gator got there. And it evaded capture for seven days until finally being caught Tuesday morning. Turns out it’s pretty hard to wrangle a prehistoric reptile that can stay underwater for 30 minutes and can eat your hand like a slice of deep dish.
You’ll never sort your pills, never stand in line at a pharmacy, and never miss your medication again. That’s the promise of PillPack, an online pharmacy acquired for close to $1 billion by retail giant Amazon.