Salvaged fragment. Photograph by Creative Salvage.

Information Salvage

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

Images of microplastic ingestion by plankton. From Cole, Matthew, et al. "Microplastic ingestion by zooplankton." Environmental science & technology (2013).

How the Ocean Cleanup Array Fundamentally Misunderstands Marine Plastics and Causes Harm

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CFP: What Will an Anthropology of Maintenance and Repair Look Like? April 15

Photo by Staten Isand Advance/Steve White. January 4, 2013.

Commissioner of NYC’s Department of Sanitation on Hurricane Sandy

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

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New Book! Home Sweat Home: Perspectives on Housework and Modern Relationships

A sanitation worker teams up with members of the National Guard to clear debris in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island. (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

Sanitation Workers: Hurricane Sandy’s First Responders

Post-Sandy "short dump" at Jacob Riis Park. November 13, 2012. Photo by Michael Anton, DSNY.

Trash, debris, or neither? The Nature of Waste During Disaster

Image from photo-narrative project "Chasing Sanitation"

Tales from Our Trash: Sanitation Workers, Sustainable Cities, and the Value of Knowledge