Gallery: Was This Free Chicago Recycling Program Squashed by City Polit...


A free public recycling program in Chicago was recently halted by Mayor Rahm Emmaunel, and the development has been causing quite a stir. The recycling cans were installed at some of the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood’s busiest intersections, however the initiative was pulled after just a few months due to accusations that it was actually being used for political campaigning by Alderman Proco Joe Moreno (the cans were printed with a photo of him). We understand that it’s important to keep things on the up and up in government but this particular scenario looks like it might be a case of politics overshadowing sustainable progress.

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  1. Replibacon March 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    These cans were nothing more than vessels for advertising hidden behind a recycling initiative. They were placed along the lakefront in such laughably impractical abundance that it was impossible to imagine that they’d ever be used. They were situated usually no more than 30 yards apart all along the trail, where people tend to be mobile and thus not really carrying any garbage at all. It was all just a really obvious way to make money off the prime lakefront visual real estate.

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