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Recycling in Chicago: Past, Present, and Future. Carl A. Zimring Roosevelt University. Disclaimer. The views expressed in this talk are solely those of the author and do not reflect the opinions of Roosevelt University or the Chicago Recycling Coalition.

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recycling in chicago past present and future

Recycling in Chicago: Past, Present, and Future

Carl A. Zimring

Roosevelt University

disclaimer
Disclaimer

The views expressed in this talk are solely those of the author and do not reflect the opinions of Roosevelt University or the Chicago Recycling Coalition.

chicago scrap junk and rag firms 1881 1917
Chicago Scrap, Junk, and Rag Firms, 1881-1917

Sources:The Lakeside Chicago, Illinois General & Business Directories 1881, 1890, 1910, & 1917.

chicago s scrap recycling trade c 1920
Chicago’s Scrap Recycling Trade c. 1920

Surveys estimated more than 1800 scrap peddlers, processors, and brokers operating in Chicago at the end of World War I.

Source: Library of Congress.

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Chicago Scrap Yard, 1942

Source: Library of Congress.

zoning
Zoning

Municipal laws attempted to rationalize urban space, make it more habitable to residents.

Attempts to eliminate nuisance industries from residential neighborhoods.

This yard in a zoned industrial area away from homes and children. (1940)

Source: Library of Congress.