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There have been multiple forums specifically addressing the environment this campaign, including the Next Great City initiative forum, where the candidates were questioned about a 10-point plan from the group
One of the easiest environmental issues to think about, one that most Philadelphians get at least a weekly lesson in, is recycling. From the days they first started giving out those little blue buckets, to the slow spread of single-stream, recycling has been a perplexing issue in Philly.
It almost feels like you need a personal assistant to figure out when it's your week to put the recyclabes out, let alone taking the time to sort papers, plastics and glass. Single stream makes that easier, with everything going into one large container and sorted at the plant.
A single-stream recycling pilot program is spreading from Northeast Philly to West and Southwest Philly as the city tries to get its recycling over rate above a meager 7 percent. It's something all of the candidates believe needs to be rolled out throughout the city.
(Photos: Rikard Larma/Metro Philadelphia)