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Responsibility for Waste

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Sep 21, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 17:10

The world has a waste problem, and often the burden to solve it falls on consumers to recycle and reuse. But lots of packaging and other stuff just isn't reusable and heads to the landfill. This summer, two states—Maine and Oregon—passed laws requiring companies that create packaging to recycle or dispose properly of that packaging. Kate O’Neill, professor of environmental science and global waste policy at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses. (Segment produced by James Hoopes)