Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe, Exec Dir & Founder of Live Thrive Atlanta explains today's plastic recycling market and what can be recycled at the Atlanta CHARM facility (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials) and what happens to plastics when they leave the center (some gets recycled into carpeting and foam insulation). With "In Tune to Nature" radio host Carrie Freeman, Peggy discusses how and why manufacturers and governments should facilitate replacement materials that are biodegradable and don't end up polluting the oceans for hundreds of years, killing wildlife, or filling up landfills permanently. We consumers are overloaded with plastics (some of which are non-recyclable) and need sustainable materials instead. In the meantime we should try to avoid plastics, especially #3, #7, and styrofoam, and recycle what we do use.
Georgians can make an appointment to visit the CHARM facility (south of Grant Park in Atlanta) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays to recycle items like plastics, glass, electronics, hazardous materials, clothing, mattresses, etc. at LiveThrive.org
This "In Tune to Nature" show on plastic recycling and replacement aired on Wed. Nov 11, 2020 on wrfg.org (Radio Free Georgia) and 89.3FM-Atlanta. Carrie Freeman hosts this eco-and-animal-friendly show twice monthly. The show's website is www.facebook.com/intunetonature
Take care of yourself and others, including other species.