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How to Reduce Our Consumption of Single Use Plastic (and Why)

J. Junker

Nearly 300 million tons of plastic is produced each year, half of which is for items we use once, then toss, like straws, coffee cup lids, and plastic bags and bottles. Only a small percentage of the plastic produced is recycled or repurposed. What’s left is slowly degrading into smaller and smaller pieces that we’re finding in our soil, water and even the air. On The Point, we discuss ways to reduce our consumption of single use plastic in our homes and communities.  Steve Junker hosts.


Guests on the program: Kari Parcell, Regional Waste Reduction Coordinator at Barnstable County Cooperative Extension.


Madhavi Venkatesan, executive director of Sustainable Practices


Here's a link for more information at RecycleSmart.


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Steve is Managing Editor of News. He came to WCAI in 2007. He also hosts the weekly News Roundup on Friday mornings and produces The Fishing News.