The Trash Crash
Published April 11, 2019
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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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