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    New York’s Anthropologist of Garbage

    As pull quotes go, this one from The Believer’s interview with anthropologist Robin Nagle is pretty golden:  “Every single thing you see is future trash. Everything.” I’d have been even more delighted if Nagle had dispatched with that qualifying “future,” but then I’m a ...

    Composting in the City: The Good and the Rotten

    Berkeley, California, is proving that municipal composting of urban food and yard waste is possible—but the city’s program is also experiencing growing pains, according to “Compost Confidential” in the Northern California environmental magazine Terrain:Good ideas—like enriching the ...

    Pink Polka-Dot Trash Bags Pile Up in New York

    The public art project TRASH: anycoloryoulike, launched this summer by the artist Adrian Kondratowicz, replaces traditional black trash bags with bright, colorful, biodegradable bags. Kondratowicz hopes that, in addition to making city streets look a little better, piles of flashy pink and ...

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