Chicago Tribune Recycles Production Waste and Cuts Costs

The Chicago Tribune has reinvented the way it gets rid of its post-production waste by implementing a recycling program, saving the company money on garbage removal and generating revenue by selling its recyclable waste. With a daily circulation of 762,342, the Chicago Tribune, and its commercial printing division, generate a large amount of waste.

“We started looking at our post-production waste containers, and we noticed that we had containers that had good cardboard and good paper, but it was mixed with plastic, potato chip bags, pop cans—we really couldn’t do anything with it because it was contaminated with garbage,”

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