John M. Grunsfeld helps to repair and replace the power control unit on the Hubble Telescope on NASA’s third service mission. The last and final service mission was in 2009. Photo taken on 2 March 2002. From Wikimedia Commons.

Anthropocene Adjustments: Discarding the Technosphere


Municipal versus Industrial Waste: Questioning the 3-97 ratio

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


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

black balls hitting the water

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


Temporality and Waste: Slow Violence

This team felt it was important to secure the perimeter of the site.

Students create concept models for Giant Mine markers: Communicating contamination in perpetuity

Dixie, 1954.

Modern Waste is an Economic Strategy


Why Discard Studies?


Waste-Wilderness: A Conversation between Peter Galison and Smudge Studio