Wendy Purnell, Todd Myers
AUDIO: People worry about plastic grocery bags, but we discuss why they aren't as scary as people think and some new ways to profit from plastic that gets in the water. Also, GMOs, solar energy, polling data and much more. How do we do it? We're resource economists - we make the most of everything.
Recycling is a popular part of American society, but the environmental costs can outweigh the environmental benefits.
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People in Regina, Saskatchewan were shocked to learn their household glass wasn't being recycled. On CBC's Morning Edition, Dan Benjamin helped them understand why.
If You Build It, They Will Come and Upcycling in India
The Natural Resource Defense Council and economist Clark Wiseman go head to head over the environmental costs of recycling.