Experts push alternative to recycling

WSMV – There’s been a lot of bad news lately when it comes to recycling in Nashville. Instead of adding programs, the city keeps taking them away.

Local experts are now arguing recycling is not the key to sustainability and they said there are other things people should be doing instead.


Nashville ditched its downtown glass recycling program. The city stopped accepting plastic food containers and recently leaders opted not to offer bi-monthly pickup.

“Here in Nashville, the knee jerk reaction is to think, ‘Oh, we need to recycle that material,’ but I’d like us to all be thinking more upstream”

Todd Lawrence, Executive Director at Urban Green Lab

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