Tag: trash

  • Mr. Trash Wheel made Baltimore laugh, then clean up its waterways. Can fun messaging improve environmental work?

    Baltimore’s harbor is infamously polluted. One organization has a number of initiatives to try and clean up the waters and make them swimmable by 2020. Their most successful project features a prankster water wheel that collects garbage. Connecting with people on environmental issues may be as easy as making them laugh. A harbor in need…

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  • What Happens After The Garbage Truck Takes Away Your Trash?

    Eugene Tseng describes himself as the most “overeducated garbage man” in the world. An environmental engineer and lawyer who teaches at UCLA and Cal State Northridge, he has spent decades understanding what we throw away and what happens to it after the garbage truck picks up the bag on your curb. Obviously, it’s not a…

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