55 minutes | Jul 19, 2020

Episode 7: The Insanity of Plastic Recycling

If plastic recycling is broken, why do we do it?  It makes no sense financially or by any measure of success when it's a 90% failure rate.  Even if it worked better, plastic can't be recycled more than 2-3 times before it falls apart so all we are doing is delaying the inevitable.   We invited Alex Truelove, Director of U.S. PIRG’s Zero Waste program, to discuss his recent article "The insanity of plastic recycling" where he points out that doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is insane.  Go to our website for show notes with full transcript and links to everything we talk about including a link to contact your Senator about the Break Free From Plastic Act.
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