Morning Newscast: August 13, 2008

Anthony Pollina may have to return some campaign donations;  Chinese officials are disputing a proposed electronics recycling bill; Verizon Wireless has changed their policy regarding releasing addresses to 911 operators; The Vermont Arts Council and Lyman Orton are offering some of the largest commissions ever to artist who depict Vermont’s challenges.

Solid Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We talk about recycling with Tom Moreau, General Manager of the Chittenden Solid Waste District. And Carolyn Grodinsky, a waste prevention specialist the Department of Environmental Conservation, helps us explore how we can reduce the amount of trash we’re generating in the first place. Also on the program, a conversation with VPR’s John Dillon about the future of commercial composting in Vermont. And we pay a visit to a store in Brattleboro that specializes in recycled building materials from ‘deconstructed’ buildings.