Scaffolding set up so workers can clean inside one of the pieces of flue gas cleaning equipment, produced, Georg thinks, in Taiwan. Author’s photo.

A Visit to a Waste-to-Energy Facility: Notes from central Austria’s industrial fields

Image from Annie Leonard.

CFP: Discards, Diverse Economies, and Degrowth. October 5th.

Dixie, 1954.

Modern Waste is an Economic Strategy

Image of the potential Elder Scrolls Online Daedric Artifacts

Archaeogaming and punk archeology in discard studies


Why Discard Studies?

Treatment of municipal solid waste in EU27 (2008). Used with permission from Profu.

Misleading waste statistics

Light planes and vehicles sit among the debris after they were swept by a tsunami that struck Sendai airport in northern Japan on Friday March 11, 2011. Image by By Kansan Staff.

Where Are We Now? Tsunami Debris Three Years Later

Screenshot of interactive data visualization from the Guardian. Graphic by Duncan Clark and Kiln, drawing on work by Mike Bostock and Jason Davies.

Solutions to waste and the problem of scalar mismatches

Awareness campaign on food waste.

Against Awareness, For Scale: Garbage is Infrastructure, Not Behavior


San Francisco’s Famous 80% Waste Diversion Rate: Anatomy of an Exemplar


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