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074: How recycling can help out Mama Earth with Tom Outerbridge

Did you know that 90.5% of the world’s plastic waste has never been recycled? It is not only the plastic waste that is dumped on a landfill but also many other valuable resources that could have been recycled. Therefore it was great to talk to the general manager of Sims Municipal Recycling in Brooklyn, Tom Outerbridge. Tom has more than 30 years of experience in waste management, and we were able to dig a little into why recycling is important as well as what are some of the items that they receive that can not be recycled. Spoiler alert your chips packets is, unfortunately, one of them. 


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Key Take Away

“The specifics that you are meant to do will depend on where you live”

About the author, Mariska

Hi and welcome! My name is Mariska. I am originally from South Africa, but now call the world my home. I am an artist, designer, environmentalist, podcast host and speaker.

I started the Mama Earth Talk podcast in 2018 to share some of the things that I learned about just how easy it can be to reduce your impact on the environment. This then quickly grew into a forum that showcases the amazing things that many people are doing to make the planet better, and further into a source of hope and inspiration for many. A few of the amazing guests include Zero Waste Queen, Bea Johnson, Claude Silver, Kathryn Kellogg and zero waste chef Max La Manna.

If you do not already I urge you to follow me and my journey on social media (@designbymariska), and to refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot your own waste using the handy tips I post!

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