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The latest news about recycling, and what can and cannot be recycled in Maine

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November 15th is National Recycling Day. In 1960, the U.S. recycling rate was less than 7 percent. Today, it’s more than 30 percent—better, but nowhere near Maine's recycling goal since 1989 of 50 percent. We’ll discuss the latest recycling news—including what can be recycled and what to do with products that aren’t recyclable—and we’ll learn about the environmental and economic benefits of recycling.

Panelists:
Sarah K. Nichols, director, Sustainable Maine, Natural Resources Council of Maine
Shelby D Wright, Eastern Region Manager of Engagement, Casella Waste Systems
Matt Grondin, communications manager, EcoMaine

VIP Caller:
Laura Marston, owner, GoGo Refill

Recycling resources:
Maine Department of Environmental Protection - recycling information
Guide for repairing items: ifixit.com
Information on what and where to recycle: Call2recycle.org

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.