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What Happens to Your Recycling? We Track an Item Through the Process

The EPA estimates there’s an increase in waste in the weeks from November to January 1 each year — a lot of it no doubt due to all the those holiday boxes, wrapping paper and packaging. That can lead to some pretty packed dumpsters and recycling bins this time of year. But what happens to […]

The EPA estimates there’s an increase in waste in the weeks from November to January 1 each year — a lot of it no doubt due to all the those holiday boxes, wrapping paper and packaging. That can lead to some pretty packed dumpsters and recycling bins this time of year. But what happens to all that refuse in the recycling bin? Edel Howlin puts an item in recycling and tracks it through Waste Management’s process.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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