Radio weighs in on recyclng story: More trash talk, 1 ton later

After weighing his garbage all last year, all 1,800 pounds of it, conscientious recycler Scott Rappe weighed the results in this space.

Rappe regretted that 10% of the trash went into the black city refuse bins, but author and talk-show host Mike Nowak read the article and was astounded by that low percentage. Nowak featured the Rappe family April 25 on his 8 a.m. Sunday radio program on Chicago's Progressive Talk (WCPT-820 AM, WCPQ-99.9 FM,

The show ranges from gardening to a host of environmental issues. Scott and Grace Rappe appear with children Matthew, 12, and Nicholas, 9, on the show's podcast from WCPT's South Side studio. Nowak calls them "environmental heroes" and a "poster family for Earth Day."
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