Kevin Hunt

Ali Lightfoot takes a look at the issue of plastic pollution from the mountains of Colorado to the middle of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.   

Learn about this growing environmental movement from local experts and activists including: Carol Kwiatkowski, Joanna Calabrese, Carolyn Yates, Don Holt (of Don's market) and Kevin Hunt, manager of the Adobe Buttes Landfill.

Hear about the effects of plastic pollution on our coastlines and marine life with oceanographer, Captain Charles Moore and surfer, Tom Jones.

Listen to the program as it aired on KVNF radio.

For years Delta County has allowed people to dump tires for free at its Adobe Buttes Landfill – a policy that they are now re-examining. Old tires are not popular at landfills. They take up a lot of space, they can trap methane gases and become housing for rodents. Burning tires pollute air, soil and water. So why has Delta County agreed to take them for free, no questions asked? Other counties either charge or refuse to take them into their landfills.