One Planet: The Growing Recycling Crisis in the US
On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about the recycling crisis in the US. Last year, China stopped taking most foreign recyclables. Previously, 40 percent of the United States' paper, plastics, and other recyclable materials were sent to China.
What’s been the impact of China’s policy on recycling programs across the country? And how can we improve our recycling systems?
Mark Murray, Executive Director of Californians Against Waste
Kate O’Neill, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley, and the author of Waste
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