Taking the trash challenge

An Apple Jacks box is among several items at Los Angeles County's Bradley Landfill that could have been recycled by the consumer who threw them in the trash.

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Tess Vigeland is the host of Marketplace Money, where she takes a deep dive into why we do what we do with our money.


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