No more ‘Filthydelphia?’
August 9, 2017
Guests: Nic Esposito, Michelle Feldman, Leo Sewell
Philadelphia has a serious problem with garbage. Each year, Philadelphians throw out nearly two million tons of trash. That’s more than one ton per person. In an effort to combat waste, littering and dumping, Mayor Jim Kenney created the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet—a 16 member group—that released an action plan to make the city cleaner and greener by 2035. They want to divert 90 percent of waste that currently gets dumped in landfills, by that year and encourage more recycling. Today on the show, we’ll discuss the plan with NIC ESPOSITO, Zero Waste and Litter Director, and with MICHELLE FELDMAN, director of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful. And, we’ll talk with artist LEO SEWELL, about how he recycles trash by making works of art.