Podcast / Tech Won’t Save Us / Mar 7, 2024

Plastic Recycling Is a Scam

On this episode of Tech Won’t Save Us, Dharna Noor on how industry lobbies invented the recycling myth.

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Plastic Recycling Is a Scam, with Dharna Noor | Tech Won't Save Us
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On this episode of Tech Won't Save Us, Paris Marx is joined by Dharna Noor to discuss widely-held misconceptions about the effectiveness of plastic recycling and how industry lobbies invented them to protect the market for plastic products.

Dharna Noor is the fossil fuels and climate reporter at The Guardian.

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Man pours liquid into a bottle in front of a pile of bottles

A worker collects soybean oil from recycled plastic bottle in a plastic recycling factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 18, 2022.

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On this episode of Tech Won’t Save Us, Paris Marx is joined by Dharna Noor to discuss widely held misconceptions about the effectiveness of plastic recycling and how industry lobbies invented them to protect the market for plastic products.

Dharna Noor is the fossil fuels and climate reporter at The Guardian.

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Kara Swisher Shows Tech Journalism’s Flaws w/ Edward Ongweso Jr. | Tech Won't Save Us
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Paris Marx is joined by Edward Ongweso Jr. to discuss Kara Swisher’s attempt to rebrand herself as the most feared journalist in Silicon Valley, how she spent her career forwarding the industry’s narratives, and the larger problems with access journalism.

Edward Ongweso Jr. is finance editor at Logics Magazine and co-host of This Machine Kills.

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Paris Marx

Paris Marx is a tech critic and host of the Tech Won’t Save Us podcast. He writes the Disconnect newsletter and is the author of Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation.

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