Revisiting Recycling in Chicago

WBEZ reports that the city just doesn't seem to be able to get it right

For many environmentalists, there’s a big flaw in Chicago’s green image: a lackluster recycling program.

The city ditched its controversial blue-bag recycling system last spring, WBEZ reported, but phasing in the new blue cart program is taking years.

Listen to Gabriel Spitzer's report on NPR.

So for most Chicagoans who are committed to recycling, there’s only one option for city-sponsored service: a network of drop-off centers.

Some recyclers say those centers are a half-hearted solution—symbolic of a city that’s been behind on recycling for years.

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