Wasteland: Why recycling isn't the answer to our trash problem

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In the environment-saving trio of reduce, reuse, and recycle, America has banked most on that last one over the past half-century or so. But as recycling reaches a fever pitch, landfills are still filling up faster. This is Wasteland, a deep dive into what we throw out and how it affects what's next. This episode explores what's really going on with recycling.