Ever wonder what happens when you recycle your milk jugs, paper and soda cans? And whether you’re recycling the right plastics?

Nashville Public Radio’s Emily Siner (@SinerSays) shares insight into how recycling works — and what happens if you’re not careful about what you throw into your recycling bin.

TPR Presents: The Art of Recycling

Jun 23, 2016

Families, join us on Saturday, August 27 from 1:00 to 4:00 at the San Antonio Garden Center (3310 N. New Braunfels) for “TPR Presents: The Art of Recycling.” Come join your fellow Texas Public Radio listeners and members for a free community event that will highlight new developments in recycling in San Antonio, and also offer opportunities for kids and their parents to create their own artistic projects out of ordinary household materials.

Activities include:

Houston Drops Glass Recycling Pickup

May 23, 2016

The Houston City Council voted to stop curbside glass recycling because the city’s waste contractor says it costs too much. Yet, glass recycling companies say there’s a high demand for recycled glass. Florian Martin of Here & Now contributor Houston Public Media takes a look at the recycling recovery process and why Houston and other cities are dropping glass from curbside recycling.

It’s been January for nearly a week, which means that Christmas is now a distant memory. But for many people, one vestige of the holiday remains: the Christmas tree. So when is the right time to take it down?

For some, there are religious reasons to keep it up. Today, January 5, is traditionally the 12th day of Christmas, and therefore, the final day for the tree. Others wait to celebrate the Epiphany on January 6. And there are those who commemorate Jesus’ baptism on January 10. But for some, resolving when to take down the Christmas tree is an annual enigma.

Is recycling good for the environment? Well of course, but maybe not the way we do it. John Tierney argued in The New York Times that much of our current recycling, while well-intentioned, is wrongheaded, costly and in some cases may be doing more harm than good.