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Waste containment, Line
Food, Retail
Rectangle, Font
Automotive tire, Waste containment, Motor vehicle, Road surface, Wheel, Asphalt
Road surface, Traffic light, Daytime, Sky, Infrastructure, Asphalt, Lighting, Car, Vehicle, Sidewalk
Waste containment, Road surface, Public space, Sky, Tree, Building
Material property, Font
Material property, Font, Poster

Further Reading and Research:

Background Data:

Landfill Data:

Rudolf, J. C. (2009, September 21). E.P.A. Report Suggests Waste Reduction and Recycling Reduces CO2 Emissions. Green Blog.

Connett, P. H. (2013). The zero waste solution : Untrashing the planet one community at a time. Chelsea Green Publishing.

Heffernan, M. (2022, May 4). Federal study finds 86% of US plastic landfilled in 2019. Plastics Recycling Update.

The Hidden Damage of Landfills. (2021, April 15). Environmental Center.

Klein, N. (2014). This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate. Vintage Canada.

Hawken, P. (2018). Drawdown : the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. Penguin Books.

Marshall, G. (2015). Don’t even think about it : why our brains are wired to ignore climate change. Bloomsbury.

Rogers, H. (2006). Gone tomorrow : the hidden life of garbage. New Press ; York.

Royte, E. (2010). Garbage Land On the Secret Trail of Trash. Paw Prints.

Braungart, M., & Mcdonough, W. (2009). Cradle to cradle : remaking the way we make things. London Vintage.

Gonen, R. (2021). The waste-free world : how the circular economy will take less, make more, and save the planet. Portfolio / Penguin.

‌Finn Arne Jørgensen. (2019). Recycling. Mit Press.

Moffett, H. (2020). Wise about Waste.

Strasser, S. (2013). Waste and want : a social history of trash. Henry Holt And Co.

‌Rogers, H. (2006). Gone tomorrow : the hidden life of garbage. New Press ; York.

This is a capstone project by Linsey Silver for the MPS in Data Analytics & Visualization program at the Maryland Institute College of Art.