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Commodities and contamination: The market behind recycling

Commodities and contamination: The market behind recycling

Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under News

For the past few years, Chicago has been recognized for having extremely low recycling rates, with a 9.7 percent rate recorded in 2017. Independent Recycling Services, a family owned waste and recycling hauler founded in the 1970s, said part of this comes from the lack of knowledge in terms of how the r...

We have just 12 years to save the Earth

We have just 12 years to save the Earth

William Hopper, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Opinions

A catastrophic future isn’t far in our future, it’s steady and quickly approaching us. A 700-page report released by the United Nations’ climate science body says that we have only 12 years to make a change to our global energy infrastructure or risk dramatic consequences. Rising sea levels,...

Chicago ranked worst major American city for recycling

Chicago ranked worst major American city for recycling

Ella Lee, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under News

DePaul students and staff have called for an improvement for recycling practices in Chicago, following a report that much of the city’s recyclable items have instead been sent to landfills. The increased interest in recycling follows a massive investigation by the Better Government Association (BGA)...

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