What Next: The Trash Crash


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Here’s something you may not know. You (listener) are a member of the global trash trade. Every time you recycle a Coke bottle or throw a banana peel away, you’re entering a market of buyers, sellers, and fierce competition. Today on the show, why the market for your trash crashed and how American recyclers are course correcting.
Guest: Meleesa Johnson, President of the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin and Marathon County’s Director of Solid Waste Disposal.
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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Anna Martin

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