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The Overview podcast: can we recycle ourselves out of environmental disaster?

Experts question how much recycling can really help in push to protect our planet

In each episode of The Overview, The Week examines one story from the headlines, looking back through history to explain how we got to the current situation – and predicting what will happen next.

With contributions from The Week’s writers and insights from leading specialists in our topics, the podcast is a concise exploration of the debates and questions shaping the news agenda of today and the future.

In this week’s episode:

The UK has become a nation of recyclers, with Wales in particular leading the way. But can recycling help to protect and conserve our natural environments as effectively as we've been led to believe?

Is recycling set to play a key role in a sustainable future, or do we need to change tack? 

Presented by Julia O'Driscoll, with The Week's Kari Wilkin and guests Simon Ellin, Chief Executive of the Recycling Association and Paula Chin, Senior Policy Advisor, WWF.  Produced by Rich Jarman.

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