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Ali Rogin

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The world produces an average of 430 million metric tons of plastic each year. The United States alone produces tens of millions of tons of plastic waste annually. Yet on average, only about 5 to 6 percent of plastic in the U.S. is recycled. NPR correspondent Michael Copley joins Ali Rogin to discuss a new report on the plastic industry’s tactics to push recycling and avoid regulation.

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Ali Rogin is a correspondent for PBS News Weekend and a foreign affairs producer at the PBS NewsHour.

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