Dr. Samantha MacBride is the Author of Recycling Reconsidered: the Present Failure and Future Promise of Environmental Action, and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Prior to Baruch, Dr. MacBride served as Deputy Director for Recycling at the New York City Department of Sanitation for over a decade, taught at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, New York University’s Metropolitan Studies Program, and Brooklyn College’s Department of Sociology. Her book is a critical but supportive examination of the history of the U.S. recycling movement and its relation to manufacturing interests over the 20th century.
The panel addressed recycling in North American cities, and how to improve the collection and processing of recyclables at the municipal level. Additionally, it will provide insights into the opportunities and trends for recycling within waste management in the North ... Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and the changing global economic order are disrupting supply chains of the critical minerals we depend on. The accelerating transition to solar photo-voltaic, electric vehicles, and their battery[...]Read More