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March 7, 2010

The Dirt on Recycling

A NY Times article reports that contracts for Chicago's new separate-source recycling program are being awarded to the same politically connected haulers who made millions off the failed Blue Bag recycling program of the 1990s. Some of them are even the same insiders who scammed millions off the city in the Hired Truck scandal.

March 9, 2010

Plastiki Set to Sail

Inhabitat reports that the Plastiki is finally launched, and waiting to set sail this spring from San Francisco across the Pacific to Sydney. The catamaran is built from 12,500 recycled two-liter bottles and plastic sheets.

The 7500-mile journey to Australia kinda puts our 50-mile trip to Joliet to shame. I'll look forward to at least joining the voyage, arm-chair fashion, by reading along online.

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