Episode 3

Crushed: Is Recycling Broken?

50 years of recycling messaging and we still can’t recycle properly in the USA. What on earth is going on?

This episode features Mitch Hedlund, Founder and Executive Director of Recycle Across America, on the reasons why recycling remains unsuccessful,  Franziska Trautmann, co-founder of Glass Half Full NOLA, on the creation of the first glass recycling and coastline restoration facility in New Orleans, and our very own Uncle John, the unofficial mayor of Santa Barbara, on his town’s advanced new recycling facility. Plus, the week's latest climate news.

About the Podcast

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The Week On Earth
Climate Change News and Environmental Stories From Around The Planet

About your hosts

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Chris Stemp

CHRIS STEMP (co-host) is a D.C. based Manager of Leadership development at Nestle and also the host of the long-running Smart People Podcast. He lives on a farm in Virginia where he raises chickens, bees, and awareness.
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Donnie Stemp

DONNIE STEMP (co-host) Los Angeles based writer, performer, and activist. And Chris's brother.