It’s 2019 + Americans are crazy about recycling.
We separate our trash in airports. In office buildings. Inside schools.
We assume our garbage is properly disposed of; we expect that our plastics, papers + aluminum actually gets recycled.
The reality is we shouldn’t be thrilled about recycling; we shouldn’t assume the good men + women in waste management follow best environmental practices, either.
Think landfills are benign? Think again. On today’s episode I uncover the current state of waste management in the United States (Spoiler Alert: It isn’t pretty).
Next I outline 6 reasons why, exactly, recycling isn’t as fabulous as we want it to be; I offer ideas as to how ordinary citizens can be part of the solution (instead of major players in the problem!), too.