Recycling

Recycling

Americans began to get serious about recycling in the late eighties. Today, some localities recycle as much as 50% of their residential waste. Some thinkers in environmental policy believe recycling has achieved its potential, and further...

Americans began to get serious about recycling in the late eighties. Today, some localities recycle as much as 50% of their residential waste. Some thinkers in environmental policy believe recycling has achieved its potential, and further development of such programs is unlikely to provide real benefits without becoming prohibitively expensive. A panel talks about the achievements of recycling and what lies ahead for environmentally-minded U.S. communities.

Guests

Dr. Winston Porter

president of the Waste Policy Center and former EPA employee

Neil Seldman

president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Annette Mills

recycling coordinator for the City of Falls Church, Virginia

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