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We're talking trash (literally) and other environmental issues before Connecticut lawmakers

A load of trash bags are dropped off at HQ Dumpsters and Recycling in Southington, Connecticut, on April 14, 2022.
Ryan Caron King
Connecticut Public
A load of trash bags are dropped off at HQ Dumpsters and Recycling in Southington on April 14, 2022. Orange and green bags, which were part of a pilot municipal food waste recycling program in the town of Meriden at the time, get sorted out of the load and then transferred to an anaerobic digester and turned into electrical power and compost.

This Saturday, April 22nd, marks Earth Day. So we thought it was as good a time as ever to check in on what’s happening on the environmental beat in Connecticut. From bear hunts to trash, there have been a number of environmental proposals before lawmakers this session. This hour, we check in on where those stand.

Plus, there are efforts to legalize natural organic reduction, also known as “human composting," in Connecticut.


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Meg Dalton is the deputy director of storytelling for Connecticut Public where she provides editorial support for the station’s talk shows and podcasts, including the limited series 'In Absentia'.
Frankie Graziano is the host of The Wheelhouse, focusing on how local and national politics impact the people of Connecticut.