Trash Talk: Montana's Recycling Challenge

Trash Talk: Montana's Recycling Challenge

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Rating: TV-PG

Meet three Montanans who give their different perspectives on the recycling challenges.

About the Show
The rules and markets for effectively recycling our trash are changing. According to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Montanans produce on average 9.7 pounds of trash daily, but only two of those pounds are recycled. Meet three Montanans who give their different perspectives on the recycling challenges.

Belgrade business owner Dave Leverett, who studies the recycling commodity markets and runs a successful recycling business. An enthusiastic recycler from Eureka, Alice Elrod, who inspired her community to recycle more and reduce the waste they produce. Dusti Johnson, a rancher, scientist and DEQ employee who travels across Montana to set up recycling programs to ensure clean, efficient and community driven recycling programs across the state.