Making A Difference

Episode 33 - The Professional Recyclers (Long Read series)

January 31, 2024 Junction Journalism
Episode 33 - The Professional Recyclers (Long Read series)
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Making A Difference
Episode 33 - The Professional Recyclers (Long Read series)
Jan 31, 2024
Junction Journalism

In this episode, Aston Brown from University Technology Sydney – and now a rural and regional reporter at Guardian Australia – takes us inside the world of people who forage through rubbish bins to collect bottles and cans for cash. Are they environmental warriors? Is it a hobby job? Or are they trying to earn precious money to make ends meet? This is the first in our Long Read series where we focus on one, in-depth story each episode.

Reporter: Aston Brown
Original story on Guardian Australia:
‘The professional recyclers cashing in on Australia’s bottles and cans’
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jul/15/people-see-rubbish-but-i-see-money-the-professional-recyclers-cashing-in-on-australias-bottles-and-cans

Voice actor: Darryle Macdonald
Executive Producer: Simon Brady

More stories from the best student journalism in Australia:
The Junction

Music
'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - Get Music 
‘Come Back Home’ – Olexy 

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Hans (The Junction social media)
Jas Min  (The Junction website)

Show Notes

In this episode, Aston Brown from University Technology Sydney – and now a rural and regional reporter at Guardian Australia – takes us inside the world of people who forage through rubbish bins to collect bottles and cans for cash. Are they environmental warriors? Is it a hobby job? Or are they trying to earn precious money to make ends meet? This is the first in our Long Read series where we focus on one, in-depth story each episode.

Reporter: Aston Brown
Original story on Guardian Australia:
‘The professional recyclers cashing in on Australia’s bottles and cans’
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jul/15/people-see-rubbish-but-i-see-money-the-professional-recyclers-cashing-in-on-australias-bottles-and-cans

Voice actor: Darryle Macdonald
Executive Producer: Simon Brady

More stories from the best student journalism in Australia:
The Junction

Music
'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - Get Music 
‘Come Back Home’ – Olexy 

Episode image
Hans (The Junction social media)
Jas Min  (The Junction website)