Episode 57 – Waste Management with Emily Newton
Why did local councils stop taking our recycling in recent months? Why did some people blame China, while others thought the EPA had a role to play? Have you ever really understood what happens to your garbage, recycling, organic waste and hard rubbish when it’s picked up by your local bin collectors?
This episode features a fascinating conversation between Caspar and Waste Management expert Emily Newton. Emily and Caspar unpack how waste works in Australia, from local council to exporting recycling, the recent recycling crisis, problems in the industry with gender and diversity and her passion for practical action on the climate crisis. This episode was produced by Nina Roxburgh, edited by Nina and Charlotte Morton, recorded at Youthworx, and features music by Big Gigantic.