Retro Report on PBS

The Garbage Barge That Helped Fuel a Movement | Full Report

Episode 3 | 11m 1s Video has closed captioning.

In the 1980s, rising public awareness about waste was fueled by a bizarre news story: the story of New York’s meandering garbage barge. Today, Americans recycle about 68 million tons of trash.

Aired: 10/14/19

Expires: 10/06/26

Rating: NR

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Retro Local - Highlighting Communities

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Retro Local - Highlighting Communities

Retro Local is a companion initiative to Retro Report on PBS, highlighting local headlines and the historical seeds that were planted years ago in communities across the country.

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