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StudioTulsa
11:57 am
Tue June 18, 2013

America's Biggest Export: Trash...and Who Profits (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Monday, June 17th.

On this installment of ST, we listen back to our conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes, who joined us earlier this year to talk about his latest book, which was at that time just out in paperback: "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash." This book presents a fascinating and highly detailed profile of America's biggest export, its most prodigious product, and perhaps its greatest legacy: garbage.

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StudioTulsa
6:51 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

From the Popular Blogger Beth Terry: Living a "Plastic-Free" Life

Aired on Tuesday, April 2nd.

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.

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StudioTulsa
4:12 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

From Journalist Edward Humes, Compelling If Unsettling "Trash Talk" about America's Biggest Export

Aired on Wednesday, March 6th.

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.

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Local & Regional
10:54 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Cash for Trash, a New Program is Proposed

A MET recycle bin on the TU campus
Credit KWGS News

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.                              

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Local & Regional
10:29 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Tulsa's Trash Transition: Recycling

A MET recycle bin on the TU Campus.
KWGS News

 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.

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