America Recycles Day – Emily Tipaldo, U.S. Plastics Pact  

Emily Tipaldo

“We struggle to keep the plastics that we have in the economy and reuse them. And we struggle because we are in a linear economy where all the way upstream, there are lots of subsidies on a national and international level to subsidize the extraction of oil and gas, which are the base materials…to produce the plastics….We also have the wrong economic incentives in place…. all the way downstream to not necessarily do the right thing for the environment or for our continued material use.” Emily Tipaldo on Electric Ladies Podcast

This week we commemorate America Recycles Day, so we thought it was fitting to share Electric Ladies podcast host Joan Michelson’s powerful interview with Emily Tipaldo of the U.S. Plastics Pact, about the frustrations of building a circular economy to keep plastics out of the landfill.

The issues Emily raises go way beyond recycling to the incentives in place nationally as well as locally to do the non-environmental thing. What does that mean? Listen to Emily….

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You are your own best advocate and you can’t wait to be recognized. You can’t wait because you know, you you’ve demonstrated you can do all of these things. If you want something, you really have to go for it and not be shy about it.” Emily Tipaldo, U.S. Plastics Pact on Electric Ladies Podcast

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