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99% Invisible

341- National Sword

41:13 | Feb 13th, 2019

3 recommendations
Where does your recycling go? In most places in the U.S., you throw it in a bin, and then it gets carted off to be sorted and cleaned at a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). From there, much of it is ...Show More


mm recommended:Jan 19th

Garbage collection and recycling in America is made to be as invisible and least bothersome as possible making us ignorant to the issues with garbage and recycling. So what do we do? Purchase very expensive sorting machines that cost millions of dollars. On the other hand, the sweet potato-shaped ...Show More

michelle_ebooks recommended:Aug 21st, 2019

recycling is trash! literally! sf as a case study for how recycling really isn’t doing so well. somehow we have forgotten the crucial reduce and reuse parts of saving natural resources and protecting our planet.

loopaleep recommended:Feb 21st, 2019

Reduce reuse recycle! Excellent episode about a big issue the recycling industry is facing.