Retro Report (2013– )

Voyage of the Mobro 4000 

The 1987 voyage of a barge loaded with New York garbage became a sensational fiasco, but it ended up fueling the modern recycling movement.


Christopher Buck (creator)


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Episode cast overview:
Zachary Green Zachary Green ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Lowell Harrelson Lowell Harrelson ... Self - Entrepreneur
Tommy Gesuale Tommy Gesuale ... Self - Garbage Hauler
Paul Miller Paul Miller ... Self - Department of Environmental Quality (archive footage)
Brendan Sexton Brendan Sexton ... Self - NYC Sanitation Commissioner
Claire Shulman Claire Shulman ... Self - Queens Borough President (archive footage) (as Claire Schulman)
Frank Jones Frank Jones ... Self - Islip Town Supervisor (archive footage)
Allen Hershkowitz Allen Hershkowitz ... Self - Natural Resources Defense Council
Benjamin Miller Benjamin Miller ... Self - Author, Fat of the Land


Retro Report revises the 1987 voyage of the Mobro 4000 which left New York with a massive cargo of garbage, but later became a national and international fiasco. The Mobro incident became a catalyst for the growth of recycling in the years after 1987 though the crisis of disappearing landfill space that led to the incident was actually quite overblown. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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6 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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