Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, September 18

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Yesterday, aldermen stopped far short of requiring all Chicago retailers to accept plastic bags for recycling. The compromise required retailers who derive 25% of their gross sales from food or pharmaceuticals to offer plastic-bag recycling. Check out the Sun-Times coverage of this story for the dismayed perspective of the Chicago Recycling Commission's Mike Nowak.

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