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City Visions: Is recycling enough?

Jennifer Rewick

The Bay Area has been a nationwide leader in recycling, but is it a victim of its own success? 

Residents are doing a better job than ever at sorting their trash and separating their recyclables. Yet last month San Francisco announced it wouldn’t meet its goal of zero waste by 2020. How did we get off track, what will it take to hit our target – and what does China have to do with it?


Debbie Raphael - Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment

Katy Tang - Supervisor for the city of San Francisco representing District 4 and sponsor of legislation that would ban plastic straws and other single-use items in the city

Kathryn Kellogg - Berkeley-based Founder of website Goingzerowaste.com and author of 101 Ways To Go Zero Waste due out next spring

Producer: Jennifer Rewick