garbage http://nhpr.org en What Happens To The Trash The U.S. Ships Overseas? http://nhpr.org/post/what-happens-trash-us-ships-overseas <p></p><p>Chances are you came in contact with something made from recycled material today. A can of soda…the carpeting in your office building, or the smart phone that’s an arms length or less away. . They’re part of a swirling cycle of good made from old items and fed back into the production of new stuff. And the more we buy…the more we need to recycle. But where does all of that recycled material ultimately end up? <a href="http://shanghaiscrap.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Adam Minter </strong></a>is Shanghai correspondent for <em>Bloomberg World View</em> and a frequent contributor to <em>The Atlantic</em> and other publications. <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/11/how-china-profits-from-our-junk/281044/" target="_blank">He’s followed the trail of trash</a> and found that most of it ends up in China and India. He’s author of <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781608197910?aff=junkyardplanet" target="_blank"><em>Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade. </em></a></p><p><em> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:50:16 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38729 at http://nhpr.org What Happens To The Trash The U.S. Ships Overseas? The "All One Ocean" Campaign http://nhpr.org/post/all-one-ocean-campaign <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: What is the “All One Ocean” campaign?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>--Bill O’Neill, Los Angeles, CA</em></p><p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30332 at http://nhpr.org The "All One Ocean" Campaign Zero-Waste Home http://nhpr.org/post/zero-waste-home <p>Many of us have good intentions when it comes to reducing household waste – but too often those canvas totes get left in the closet, food scraps avoid the compost pile, and product packaging fills the trash-bag.&nbsp; One head of household has found the motivation and creativity needed to take home-waste reduction to a whole other level.&nbsp; <strong>Bea &nbsp;Johnson </strong>is the blogger behind <a href="http://zerowastehome.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Zero-Waste Home</a>, and now <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781451697681" target="_blank">author of a book</a> by the same name. She and her family produce only one quart of garbage per year.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:38:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25359 at http://nhpr.org Zero-Waste Home The Anthropology of Trash http://nhpr.org/post/anthropology-trash <p>Thanks to thousands of sanitation officials working around the clock, millions of New York City residents walk the streets without being overwhelmed by the overpowering stench and volume of the tons of garbage produced by that city each day. <a href="http://draper.fas.nyu.edu/object/RobinNagle.html"><strong>Robin Nagle </strong></a>has been the anthropologist-in-residence at New York City’s Department of Transportation since 2006; combining traditional field work techniques with hand-on social science. She examines the often-ignored issues behind the city’s elaborate—and under appreciated—system of refuse collection.<strong> </strong>Robin's new book is called “<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Picking-Up-Streets-Sanitation-Workers/dp/0374299293">Picking Up</a>”. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:39:32 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 24864 at http://nhpr.org The Anthropology of Trash Garbology http://nhpr.org/post/garbology <p>What our waste says about us...you might be surprised.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:48:47 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3373 at http://nhpr.org Garbology