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And how does the festival stack up against its peers on the sustainability front?
Ben Joravsky with the scoop on the political struggle to bring recycling to the city.
Less than 10 percent of the city’s waste is diverted from landfills, while the nationwide average is 35 percent.
Also, Prince Harry and Michelle Obama surprise south-side students.
Claims about truckloads of recyclables ending up in landfills have been misleading.
Also, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a new chief of staff.
Also, a lot of Chicago recycling is probably going to the landfill.
The City Council passed a new fee on Dumpsters—without knowing who’s going to pay, who’s going to profit, and whose idea it was.
As aldermen push their own environmental plans, will Mayor Emanuel really stand on the sideline?
Environmentalist Kathy Cummings files suit after being busted under the city’s lucrative weed ordinance.
A Reader columnist goes RedPlum crazy.
For Recycling Week, photo editor Andrea Bauer’s essay from July merits rereading
This week’s Variations on a Theme: recycling. Also, Kevin Warwick’s “Death by smartphone: the Pitchfork edition”
Rahm Emanuel’s first year in office looks a lot like Mayor Daley’s first year in office