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Recycling/Plastics

Season 1 Episode 103 | 26m 35s

In 2017 China stopped receiving foreign waste materials creating a major disruption in the status quo of U.S. recycling forcing a reckoning of how waste products are and can be recycled and repurposed. Explore the feasibility of both small- and large-scale solutions for what to do with our plastic waste and how to create circular economy that protects the planet.

Aired: 08/31/23 | Expires: 08/31/26
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
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Learn how federal recognition has had a positive impact on the Monacan Nation.
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Learn how a community land trust works to help people find affordable housing.
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