What happens to the stuff we throw out? On this week’s Sprouts, a crew of KBOO news reporters interviews experts around the nation to find out more about trash and its impacts on our neighborhoods and our planet. Lisa Loving discuss the origins of trash collection in New York City with Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash. Katie Arrents and Ryan White speak with Portland’s “deconstruction” expert, Der Lovett of Lovett Deconstruction. And Dr. Marcus Erickson tells Don Wolfe about the giant plastic sheen in the Atlantic Ocean.
Hosted by Lisa Loving of KBOO in Portland, Oregon.