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    Biodiversity and Consumerism

    Panelists talked about biodiversity, rainforests, islands, and climate change. Topics included reducing islands' dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting tropical rainforests to combat global climate change. Slides and a video from the…

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    Q&A with Robin Nagle

    Robin Nagle talked about her book, Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City, in which she suggests that garbage workers were the most important people on the…

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    Panel on Waste Disposal

    Authors talked about their books about waste disposal. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Madeleine Brand moderated. “Disposable Nation: Trash & Consequences” was a…

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    Wasting Waste

    One of the middle school section second prize-winning videos, Wasting Waste, was produced by Carl Colglazier, a 7th grade student from Trinity Academy (Homeschool) in Cary, North Carolina. C-SPAN…

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    Carl Colglazier StudentCam Winner

    Carl Colglazier talked about his video, Wasting Waste, one of the middle school section second prize-winning videos. He is a seventh grader at Trinity Academy (Homeschool) in Cary, NC. C-SPAN’s…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments. Mr. Peterson spoke on the telephone about a proposed tax in California to pay for recycling computers and other electronic equipment.

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    Recycling Issues

    On Earth Day, guests debated recycling, including whether recycling has been a success, whether it should continue and intensify, and what kinds of recycling do and do not work. They also…

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    Federal Agencies and Recycling Programs

    Witnesses testified about recycling programs at federal agencies and about purchasing goods made from recycled products.

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    Recycling

    The guests participated in a roundtable discussion on recycling efforts in the U.S., the federal government’s role in promoting recycling and legislation before Congress to require the…

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    Beverage Container Recycling

    The committee heard testimony on state beverage container recycling programs. Specifically, the committee heard testimony on S. 2335, legislation that would increase the number of beverage…

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    Use of Recycled Materials

    The committee met to discuss the National Recyclable Commodities Act of 1989.

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    Environmental Restoration & Waste Management

    Mr. Duffy briefed reporters on a five year plan by the Department of Energy for environmental restoration and waste management.

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    Recycling

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    Building Confidence in Recycling

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    Municipal Recycling Efforts, Part 2

    Committee members considered the effectiveness of recycling centers in helping to eliminate the ever-increasing levels of disposable waste, with special regard to bill H.R. 3735.

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    Recycling

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