Article Alert! Elevent recent publications in discard studies


CFP: Looking at Junk


Piping as poison: the Flint water crisis and America’s toxic infrastructure


CFP: Pharmaceuticals out of Bounds


Interactive online seminar on “Landfills: Mapping and Monitoring”


Uneven Earth Writing Grants

These plastics were collected by BabyLegs in the Mystic River, Boston. The squares on the page are 1 cm x 1 cm.

Article Alert! Redefining pollution and action: The matter of plastics


Which came first: people of colour or pollution?

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Trading on distortion


New Book Coming Soon: Waste Away: Working and Living with a North American Landfill

The Ice Cream Scoop is designed to be trawled behind people while they are in the water.

Building DIY citizen science technology to see invisible marine plastics


An Indigenous Feminist’s take on the Ontological Turn: ‘ontology’ is just another word for colonialism


PLAN’s Plastic-Free Campus Manual


      U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Frances Gavalis, 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron equipment manager, tosses unserviceable uniform items into a burn pit at Balad Air Base, Iraq, on March 10, 2008.  Military uniform items turned in must be burned to ensure they cannot be used by opposing forces.  DoD photo by Senior Airman Julianne Showalter, U.S. Air Force.  (Released)

Article Alert! Legitimating the environmental injustices of war: toxic exposures and media silence in Iraq and Afghanistan

Source: Yvan Schulz

Criminal Negligence? (Part 2)


DDT’s long shadow: Long-banned chemicals linked to abnormal sperm

Common ravens at a landfill. CC.

Article Alert! 11 recent articles in discard studies


A Circular Economy? Disruptive Innovation Festival


Four faculty job openings in Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene cluster (NC State)


New Book! Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water


Roundtable reviews of “Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology”


CFP: Food waste scholarship: Recent advances and perspectives from a fragmented field of study


CFP: The Wastes of Governance (AAG 2016)


The Ocean Conservatory’s Call for Mass Incineration in Asia: Disposability for Profit, Fantasies of Containment, & Colonialism


The Power Behind Disposability: Why New York City’s ban on polystyrene was vilified, sued, and reversed


CFP: Who will queer political ecology? or Cute goners, (in)human thinkers, and queer wastoids. Oct 2 deadline


The Time of Landfills

Image 1: One busy corner of the Sham Shui Po second-hand night market (photo courtesy of author).

Trading on Obsolescence on the Streets of Hong Kong

Figure 3. Inside one of the storage facility’s sea containers reside labeled bags of povidone iodine solution, used to prevent infection in wounds and to prepare the skin for a surgical procedure. Photo by the author.

The Value of Time and the Temporality of Value in Socialities of Waste

Food Not Bombs diner and-or volunteer, Tompkins Square Park, New York City, 1996. Photograph courtesy Vikki Law.

Dumpsters, difference, and illiberal embodiment

Image 1: One busy corner of the Sham Shui Po second-hand night market (photo courtesy of author).

Emergent Socialities of Waste

Bigger, better, faster, more?

Source: https://twitter.com/peterglaser/status/603441881939365888/photo/1

Bigger, Better, Faster, More? Breaking the taboo of production

Anglers of the harbor basins near Fos-sur-mer steel factory, Arcelor-Mittal, (photo IECP)

Toxic Politics: A Collection of Research Projects

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Refugees: Humans-as-Waste?

Press photographing damaged books at the conference announcing a lawsuit against the City of New York (Photo: M. Oman-Reagan)

“The Dregs of the Library”: Trashing the Occupy Wall Street Library

Network analysis of academic articles on degrowth and their keywords. By Josh Lepawsky.

Special Issue on Discards, Diverse Economies, and Degrowth

black balls hitting the water

LA’s Shade Balls: The ecological costs of plastics in water

The dog owned by the McFeelys at the time of the author’s visit to the site of Nancy’s seizure. Hastings, Nebraska, April 2011. Photo by Nicholas Shapiro.

Article Alert! Attuning to the Chemosphere: Domestic Formaldehyde, Bodily Reasoning, and the Chemical Sublime

Payatas Dumpsite, Metro Manila. By Kounosu.

PhD position: Turning Livelihoods to Rubbish (Aug 20 deadline)

plastic ingest

Funded MA & PhD positions in Participatory Citizen Science, Marine Plastics, and Action-based Research

Concept of one Dettah Yourth: keep the site ugly so everyone knows something bad has happened here.

Designing for the Future at Giant Mine

Image by 
Jay Hilgert.
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Article Alert! Place and Defilement Signposts Toward a New Theory of Purity in Sibley’s Geographies of Exclusion


Students for Zero Waste: Post-Landfill Action Network Conference (Oct 9-10)


Canada’s Waste Network Launched!

An image of what we catch in a trawl before we strain it. Photo by Max Liboiron.

Plastic Smog and Horizontal Smoke Stacks: Representations of Pollution as Knowledge


Trash’s Competing Utopias


CFP for “Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment”


Give the Gift of Waste this Christmas

Photo by Greg Vojtko.

Food Banks: Canned Justice or Fuel For activism?

UNEP Waste Crime report

Criminal Negligence?

Police and military at Old Fadam/Agbogbloshie, 20 June 2015. Source: https://twitter.com/AbdallaIbn/status/612164155064324096/photo/1

Sweeping Away Agbogbloshie. Again.


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