Garbage Project

A project at the University of Arizona, Tucson, using state-of-the-art archaeologic methods to study contemporary urban garbage/waste
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is The Plastic Garbage Project, supported by the Drosos Foundation and implemented in cooperation with the Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich (Museum of Design Zurich), which works to distribute information to the public about how plastic can affect their health and how to avoid its adverse effects by recycling the right way.
of Arizona) is the founder and director of the Garbage Project (at his university), which engages students and researchers in conducting archaeological studies of modern refuse.
Lilienfeld says the figure was developed as part of the Garbage Project at the University of Arizona in 1998 and was calculated using data from the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well from various trade organizations that track sales of wrapping paper and packaging during the holidays.
Another act to watch out for in the nontraditional theatre category is The Garbage Project, by Harish Khanna, which will be put at NSD Open Air space from January 13 to 16, 6.
According to The Garbage Project, a team of archaeologists who study landfills, paper takes up 38 percent of landfill space.
William Rathje, a University of Arizona professor who is founder and director of the Garbage Project, believes many Americans place too much faith in recycling as the answer to rapidly diminishing landfill capacity.
Rathje and Murphy (1992) have demonstrated that the accuracy of waste characterizations depends more on the accuracy of sorting than on the quantity of waste sorted; consequently, the procedures used by the Garbage Project at the University of Arizona were followed for this study.
The Garbage Project entered the "terra incognita" (23) of garbage to study "consumer discard patterns" (15) in the belief that "behavior is reflected in artifacts" (55), "that what people have owned -- and thrown away -- can speak more eloquently, informatively, and truthfully about the lives they lead than they themselves ever may" (54).
Archaeologist William Rathje of the University of Arizona directs the Garbage Project, which has sifted, sorted, and classified more than 100 tons of garbage over the past 20 years.
For 20 years, researchers with the University of Arizona's Garbage Project sorted, catalogued, and analyzed America's rubbish--some 250,000 pounds of it, excavated from landfills and fresh from garbage cans in selected neighborhoods.
William Rathje, an archaeologist and director of the Garbage Project at the University of Arizona, has spent some 20 years researching the realities of America's garbage.
Rathje and his archaeological team from the University of Arizona's Garbage Project joined in last year's "big dig" after unearthing wastes from six other landfills (SN: 10/6/90, p.