Okay, so you could probably handle going through life without any more plastic water bottles. And you'd be fine with using your own bags at the grocery store --- as opposed to those thin, cheaply-made plastic ones that they have at the check-out. But what about finding an alternative to plastic prescription bottles? Can you? And what else --- besides plastic --- does one keep shampoo in? On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Beth Terry, who began writing a blog entitled "Fake Plastic Fish" in 2007.
On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes, whose previous books include "Force of Nature" and "No Matter How Loud I Shout," and whose latest book, just recently out in paperback, is "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash." This book presents an unsettling yet fascinating and highly detailed profile of America's biggest export, its most prodigious product, and perhaps its greatest legacy: garbage.
If you don’t win at Powerball tonight, you may be able to try your luck soon on “Tulsa’s Recycle Lottery”. The Tulsa Trash Board likes the idea from Metropolitan Environmental Trust Director Michael Patton.
It would work like this:
Each service day an unannounced address is selected. If that household recycled that day, it wins. The jackpot would start at $100 and build each day there is no winner. Patton thinks it would cost about $20,000 to start and operate the program.
With City sponsored recycling stopping for the summer months, the Metropolitan Environmental Trust is getting ready for a busy summer. The City is stopping recycling as it transitions from the current trash hauling service to a new one. The new service officially takes over on October first.