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Is Recycling Worth It Anymore? The Truth Is Complicated

Thursday, 22 April, 2021

Is Recycling Worth It Anymore? The Truth Is Complicated

by NPR 

America produces more waste per capita than any other country in the world. And recycling, which was once considered the solution to that problem, isn’t really working anymore.

Recycling works, but it’s not magic. As America continues to lead the world in per capita waste production, it’s becoming more and more clear that everybody-- manufacturer and consumers-- “over-believe” in recycling.

This film is based in part on Throughline's podcast episode "The Litter Myth". Listen here: https://www.npr.org/2019/09/04/757539...