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Utah Plant That Takes Boise's Orange Bag Plastics Hasn't Been Functioning Since 2018

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City of Boise


Boise city officials told residents they could recycle certain plastics for repurposing as diesel fuel as part of the EnergyBag program. 

But it turns out that the plant in Salt Lake City that was supposed to process the plastic has been non-functioning since 2018. What’s been going on? What should we be doing with those plastics?


City of Boise's Colin Hickman and Haley Falconer join Idaho Matters to talk more about what these means. 


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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.