The United Nations has recently come under attack for its handling of both the Ebola outbreak and the war in Syria. It has prompted some to question what the role of the U.N. should be on the international stage. We look at the relevance of the U.N., 70 years after its creation.
Guest Host: Susan Page
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.
- Annette Mills recycling coordinator for the City of Falls Church, Virginia
- Neil Seldman president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance
- Dr. Winston Porter president of the Waste Policy Center and former EPA employee
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