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We know plastic bottles are choking our planet. So why are companies still selling them?

In this article from CBC News, Bart Elmore talks about how more needs to be done about plastic waste across every level, from businesses to governments to consumers. Consumers, in particular, he says, need to loudly express their disapproval of the current system.
October 31, 2019

TEDx: An Environmental Historian's Requiem for Recycling

Bart Elmore speaks about how the solution to the current plastic waste problem lies in the history of one of the biggest enterprises in the world: the Coca-Cola Company.  
April 9, 2019

All Sides with Ann Fisher: Going Plastic-less In The U.S.

Plastic in the oceans. Plastic on the beaches, berms, and ditches that line the roadways. A lot of that plastic has been used just once. In fact, geologists estimate that the entire earth could be covered with discarded single-use plastic such as straws, cups, plates, and bags. And that plastic isn’t going away. In response, some cities want to ban single-use plastics. On All Sides, we take a look at the shift away from plastic and toward zero waste.
April 8, 2019

Roundup from the Ground Up: The Buried History of Monsanto's World-Famous Herbicide

Bart Elmore talks about the human health threats posed by Monsanto’s Roundup, a herbicide sprayed on food crops throughout the country.
November 6, 2018

Coke Claims to Give Back as Much Water as It Uses. An Investigation Shows It Isn’t Even Close

Inside the bad math that lets Coca-Cola say it gives back all the water it uses.
May 31, 2018

Plastic: The Great Propaganda

The French TV show Cash Investigation, in partnership with the weekly editorial Le Un 1, explores the masses of plastic being produced by big consumer brands. In this full-length documentary, Elise Lucet investigates the secret strategies of one of the world's soft drink giants and its failed sustainability promises. Bart Elmore’s segment begins at 19:50. Audio commentary is in French.
May 31, 2018

Is Coca-Cola's Recycling Goal Feasible?

Last week, the Coca-Cola Company unveiled an ambitious plan to recycle a bottle or can for every drink it sells by 2030. It is the latest move by the Atlanta-based soda giant to address environmental concerns tied to its production. Will this plan work? We talked with environmental historian Bart Elmore, author of the book, “Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism.”
January 23, 2018

Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend (Episode 35)

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig is one of indie’s most thoughtful frontmen, and on TIME CRISIS, he digs into today’s politics and pop culture headlines. Some episodes are serious (he hits the campaign trail with Bernie Sanders, and teaches a masterclass on sampling) and some aren’t (you’ll hear heated debates about Cheetos, Yeezys, and Seinfeld), but each show gets an eclectic soundtrack that spans Drake, David Bowie, Diplo, and Def Leppard. Regular guests include Jonah Hill, Mike D, Alana Haim, and co-host Jake Longstreth, but you never know who could stop by. What you can be sure of: No topic is too high-or-low-brow for Ezra’s hot take. Bart Elmore's segment begins at 22:50.
February 1, 2017