ISTC News Highlights

Plastic Problem

ISTC scientist John Scott featured in new video, "The Plastic Problem"

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's John Scott is featured in a new video, “The Plastic Problem,” developed by the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment. The video is an excellent introduction to the plastic issue and is just a three-minute watch.

Joy Scrogum

Joy Scrogum recognized as P2 Ambassador by National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) has recognized ISTC assistant sustainability scientist Joy Scrogum as the recipient of the 2022 Fred Granek Memorial P2 Ambassador Award.

2022 Annual Report

ISTC releases 2021-2022 Research Report

ISTC’s research report for the period July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 is now available. The report features ISTC’s research and technical assistance initiatives during the period. Download the report at

glass of tap water

Synthetic chemicals found in over 8 million Illinoisans’ drinking water

WILL-AM's The 21st spoke to a panel of guests, including ISTC's John Scott, to learn about the impacts of emerging contaminants in drinking water.