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Weekend radio: Trash Challenge Interview

Posted By Beth Terry On September 29, 2007 @ 12:58 am In Expired,Garbage,National,Recycling | 6 Comments

Wednesday, I had a phone interview with Tess Vigeland of NPR’s Marketplace [1]. You know, Tess from the Trash Challenge [2]. Today, her radio segment on the Trash Challenge included pieces from our interview. You can listen to it or read the transcript here:

Lessons from the trash challenge [3]

The interview was quite a bit longer and included stuff about composting and why I decided to participate in the Trash Challenge to begin with. You can listen to (almost) the full interview here:

Trash Challenge: Into the Dustbin of History [4]

Also, from the Marketplace web site:

“Be sure to tune into all the programs of American Public Media in November for a special project called “Consumed [5].” We’ll be airing an entire week’s worth of stories and interviews about America’s consumer culture and whether it’s sustainable.

“On Marketplace Money [1] we’ll be devoting our entire show the weekend of November 17th to the question “What’s wrong with trash?” We’ll have stories about our throwaway habits, how tough it is to “unplug” from the marketing machine, and I’ll profile a group of folks in New York City who forage Prospect Park for plants and go dumpster-diving for perfectly-edible food along 3rd Avenue. We’ll also talk about the decline of the fix-it-don’t-buy-it culture, and we’ll visit a plant in China that imports recyclable material from the U.S. and sends it back as packaging for our consumer goods. Tune in!”

I’ll certainly be interested to hear what they have to say about these issues.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Marketplace: http://www.marketplace.org/

[2] Trash Challenge: http://tesstrashchallenge.blogspot.com/

[3] Lessons from the trash challenge: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/lessons-trash-challenge

[4] Trash Challenge: Into the Dustbin of History: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/tess-trash-talk/trash-challenge-dustbin-history

[5] Consumed: http://sustainability.publicradio.org/consumed/

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