Recycling the Car

Each year nearly 50-million new cars get produced worldwide. And
because it’s home to the Big 3 automakers…the Great Lakes region
accounts for a third of those vehicles. But with all of these new
models coming on the market, what happens to the ones that are ready for
the junk yard? Believe it or not, most of them get recycled. The Great
Lakes Radio Consortium’s Bill Poorman has more:

Commentary – Recycling at Risk

In recent months, the country’s solid waste companies have been engaged in what amounts to a battle of the giants. As corporations like USA Waste and Waste Management merge and gain power, small, independent waste haulers are being swallowed whole. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Gayle Miller believes the frenzy in the solid waste industry spells bad news for recycling:

Business Waste Exchange

All around the country, efforts are being made to get businesses to take each other’s waste, and turn it into usable materials. In the past four years, material exchange organizations in Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, and Ontario have aggressively pursued this angle in recycling. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Mieke Tonn visited one of these organizations and has this report: