To the editors:

Thanks for writing an excellent but depressing article on the state of recycling in the city of Chicago [September 20]. It seems very puzzling that a man as intelligent and “competent” as Mayor Daley would be so totally off the mark when it comes to his blue bag solution. Why would he believe that such an approach will be successful when it flies in the face of the facts? It seems as though he has no foresight. It seems more and more clear that in 30-50 years pollution, lack of resources, and overpopulation will be intractable problems that we will suffer with. If only we did something about it now!

Vince Schauf

W. Augusta