Category Archives: Waste

My Trash: How a Can Ties Me to Labor Disputes and Municipal Politics

This is my fifth article on the waste that I generate.  Please see the “Waste” category link for the others.  This time, I’m not going to talk about environmental issues.  This time, I’m going to talk about labor, the people … Continue reading

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Greenwashing: Our Recylcables, Part 2

See Part 1.           So that’s not so surprising. Waste Management, the company that takes away my recyclables, engages in some greenwashing. They got together with a few dozen other companies, like Monsanto and Chevron, in the Wildlife Habitat Council … Continue reading

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Our Reyclables, Part 1

[See Waste and Wyrd for background and motivation.] I started investigated the fate of our recyclables. Waste Management, a large company based in Houston, takes them away to a processing plant in Northeast Philadelphia. The plant is actually pretty amazing. … Continue reading

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Our Sewage

[See Waste and Wyrd for background and motivation.] I know where our sewage goes.  We are among the 25% of Americans who use septic tanks.  We’ve seen inside this tank.  We see and walk over its leach field all the … Continue reading

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Waste and Wyrd

I want to know where all of my waste (sewage, recyclables, and trash) goes. What is it like there? What is the impact of my waste on the ecosystem? What is it like for workers to deal with it? How … Continue reading

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