From: Icicle Networks
Published July 19, 2005 12:00 AM

On Beyond Organic: Paper or Plastic?

The average American generates 300 pounds of packaging trash every year.

With single-use containers like grocery bags, disposable coffee cups, plastic water bottles, and plastic produce "clamshells" accounting for more than 30 percent of all materials headed for the landfill, Is "paper vs. plastic" even the right question?

Join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, as we explore these problems, and discover some unique solutions, including a city-wide plastic bag tax, and biodegradable corn-based food containers.

The Beyond Organic one-hour radio show airs every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (PST), reaching thousands of listeners across North America via traditional radio stations, satellite radio, webcasting and podcasting. Shorter segments are rebroadcast on the CBS Radio Network and Armed Forces Radio. For information on this week's guests and to tune in, visit You can also listen at and

The show was created by Straus Communications, and is produced in association with Icicle Networks and the Environmental News Network.


Source: Icicle Networks

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