All posts tagged Waste

The American Recycling Myth

Why do we recycle? American consumers have learned to think of recycling as a local activity, but a recent Chinese ban on imported solid waste may force us to see the ways that recycling is a global industry.

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Edgy Stuff: August 2016 Recommendations

August 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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Wasting Space: Composting for Change in New York

A compost organization in New York City offers up an alternative vision of urban green space and waste labor.

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Talking Trash with Josh Lepawsky

A drawn-out interview with Josh Lepawsky on the politics, flows, and research practices around electronic waste.

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April 2015 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: April 2015 Recommendations

April 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board . . . and a couple farewells.

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December 2014 recommendation

Edgy Stuff: December 2014 Recommendations

December recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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November 2014 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: November 2014 Recommendations

November recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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October 2014 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: October 2014 Recommendations

October recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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"Tales of Trash" by Peter Hessler published in the October 13 2014 issue of the New Yorker

The Dirty Details: A Response to “Tales of the Trash”

A response to Peter Hessler’s New Yorker essay “Tales of the Trash” reveals how garbage in Cairo is both rich with politics and littered with orientalist distractions.

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