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Taboos around menstruation are leading to a growing environmental crisis in India

If the disposability of menstrual products is not prioritised as much as their accessibility, India could be dealing with mountains of discarded waste products in less than 50 years.

The Dirt

The Dirt is a monthly compilation of recent publications, positions, opportunities, and calls for proposals in the field of Discard Studies.

On Wishcycling

Wishcycling is the process of placing discards into the recycling bin even when there’s little to no chance for their recovery. The term entered common use over the last six or so years. But its usage and meaning have changed over time.

The Dirt

New articles, positions, special issues and calls for papers related to Discard Studies for January 2021.

COVID-19 measures and industrial workplaces

The obsession that media has had with small businesses has hidden the most aggressive public health measures are missing the biggest driver of the pandemic: large industrial workplaces.

Top 10 Discard Studies articles of 2020

It’s time for reminiscing! And what better topic to think back on than a year’s worth of trashy insights? Here are the top ten posts from Discard Studies in 2020 as determined by our readers!

The Dirt

The Dirt is a monthly compilation of recent publications, positions, opportunities, and calls for proposals in the field of discard studies. Here is The Dirt for December 2020.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 waste management policy should include the informal sector

Though Nigeria approved a national solid waste management policy earlier this year, it does not provide a plan to include the large informal sector. An inclusive policy is one recognising and involving informal waste workers in solid waste management while also yielding improvements in their lives and waste management performance.

The Dirt

The Dirt is a monthly compilation of recent publications, positions, opportunities, and calls for proposals in the field of discard studies. Here is The Dirt for November 2020.

Discard Studies Twitter Conference Schedule

The Discard Studies Twitter Conference is going live on November 16th and 17th! Here is the schedule. #Discard2020