Waste Not Why Not

11 EpisodesProduced by Ghost Island MediaWebsite

This is Waste Not Why Not, a podcast about how NOT to save the environment. Every other week, we look at some of the misinformed ways people try to protect the planet, and what we should be doing instead. Hosted by Nature N8 (Nate Maynard), an environmental researcher working on energy, ocean, and w… read more

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11. Garbage Gab 2: How America failed at waste

September 10th, 2019

37:27

Ever wonder why recycling was better when you were a kid in America? Well, it was. This episode, a trash wizard named Alex Danovitch joins N8 to talk trash in the US. The steady corporate growth of trash has tracked …

10. Garbage Gab 1: How Taiwan solved waste

August 26th, 2019

21:06

This week N8 goes on “Taiwan Insider” to explain how Taiwan turned a 70% waste collection rate into a 60% recycling rate in less than a generation. …

09. Does bio-plastic really biodegrade?

August 12th, 2019

19:02

From bio-bags that survive landfills for years to bio-plastics that are actually just polyester, we are awash in confusing disposal messaging. The …

08. Commitment to 100% renewable electricity - interview with Sam Kimmins, head of RE100

July 29th, 2019

38:17

In 2014, IKEA was among the founding members of a global campaign to get the world’s most influential businesses to use 100% renewable power. Known as the RE100, today it’s a consortium of 186 (and counting) companies, …

07. Air pollution hurts our brains?

July 15th, 2019

27:12

Scientists have seen our brains shrink from long-term exposure to dirty air. In this episode we think through air pollution in a different way. …

06. Engineering an EV battery system and infrastructure with Daniel Vickery from Gogoro

July 1st, 2019

41:38

In part 2 of our series on electric vehicles, we focus on light EV and its battery infrastructure. We continue our conversation with Daniel Vickery, head of engineering of batteries and energy systems at Gogoro, the …

05. Are electric vehicles environmental?

June 17th, 2019

18:53

Electric vehicles (EV) have made a comeback since the great EV failures of the 1990's. Today, ten countries and a handful of cities around the world …

04. The Last Straw

June 4th, 2019

19:07

Plastic straws are everywhere. Governments and corporations are beginning to enact straw bans. That's good, right? But does banning plastic straws …

03. Crying Coral Club

May 20th, 2019

22:01

Corals are dying. By 2050 we probably won’t have any corals left in our oceans. But a really cool thing about coral is that it regenerates if we give …

02. Do beach cleanups clean up?

May 5th, 2019

11:07

In 2017, 20-million pounds of litter was collected around the world on International Coastal Cleanup day. Do beach clean ups actually work? And if …

01. Welcome to the show

April 9th, 2019

17:17

For this maiden voyage episode, we give you a sampling of the greatest viral hits of green-wash, to let you know what to expect on this journey into the heart of greenness. This is the first episode of Waste Not Why …

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