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D.C. Councilman Pushes for Recycling Effort

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Council member Tommy Wells says the District can do a better job with it's public space recycling program. Wells says even the few recycling bins on streets aren't being used as well as they should be.

Wells says that's because people aren't used to having recycling in public spaces and the bins aren't as well identified as they could be. But he says it's definitely a program residents would support even though it costs the District money.

Wells recently spearheaded an effort to charge a five cent fee for disposable bags, with most of the money going to clean up the Anacostia River.

There are 4,500 trash cans in public spaces in D.C. but only 35 recycling bins.

Kavitha Cardoza reports...

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Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

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Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
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Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

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