In this documentary, actress Joanne Woodward shares the message that to keep recycling working we need to take the next step; buy products made from recycled materials. The life cycle of recycled products is described, going behind the scenes to show just what happens to materials after they are left at the curb. Woodward tells shoppers how to find recycled goods (by reading the labels) in their local supermarkets and how to distinguish true environmental benefits from misleading product claims. The benefits of recycling are touched on, as well as some "safe bets" - products that are almost always made out of recycled content materials (even though they may not be labeled as such) such as, aluminum, glass, and tin/steel.
Produced in 1995
2 brochures: "Buy Smart. Waste Less. Save More. A Waste Prevention Shopping Guide". and "Buy Recycled. And Save. An Everyday Shopping Guide."
Available for free* two-week loan from:
Learning Resource Center & Library
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd North
St. Paul MN 55155
651-757-2120 or 800-877-6300
*borrower pays return postage.