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Garbage Love Affair

May 09, 2014

"If a product wasn’t designed to become garbage, what could it be?" I love the possibilities presented by garbage. I often ask myself the question, if a product wasn’t designed to become garbage, what could it be? Most products are designed to become part of a landfill at the end of their useful time, a Heap, slowly settling over time and releasing various gasses and fluids. Or maybe incinerated to provide some electrons to power up a lightbulb or laptop somewhere. We are getting better at recycling (recycling rate in the US was 34.5% in 2012 according to the EPA) but we lack the collection infrastructure and demand to reuse this material well.    “Shifting the heap” photo copyright Ben... Continue Reading →

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