Sharon Lerner covers health and the environment for The Intercept and is a reporting fellow at Type Investigations. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, and The Washington Post, among other publications, and has received awards from the Society for Environmental Journalists, the American Public Health Association, the Park Center for Independent Media, the Women and Politics Institute, and the Newswoman’s Club of New York.
Intercept journalist Sharon Lerner on the right's gutting of toxic chemical regulations and her article "The War on the War on Cancer" https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftheintercept.com%2F2020%2F01%2F12%2Fcancer-trump-administration-epa-carcinogens-regulations%2F&token=54e575-1-1579738455154
Intercept journalist Sharon Lerner on the right's gutting of toxic chemical regulations and her article "The War on the War on Cancer" https://theintercept.com/2020/01/12/cancer-trump-administration-epa-carcinogens-regulations/
We speak to journalist Sharon Lerner about how corporations in the United States are refusing to turn to more sustainable materials, with most of the country’s plastic waste ending up in landfills or scattered around the world. According to her investigation, in 2015, the United States only recycled 9% of its plastic waste, and since then, that figure has dropped even lower. Lerner is a health and environment reporter at The Intercept and a reporting fellow at Type Investigations. Her series “The Teflon Toxin” was a finalist for a National Magazine Award.
Journalist Sharon Lerner investigates the global environmental disaster of plastic waste. Sharon wrote the article "Waste Only: How the Plastics Industry is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World" for The Intercept
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Brooklyn, New South Wales, Australia
Episode Count
4
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
3 hours, 6 minutes
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