“I set about making a natural history museum of creatures that might evolve on a trash continent. … Expect to look at plastic forks differently from now on.”
It took decades for workers doing this dangerous job to get a living wage. But are their problems finally sorted out?
Living with fewer materials and less waste should, in theory, save consumers money and resources. It should also save municipalities money in the sharply rising costs of recycling and trash disposal. But waste-free options are expensive in personal time and inconvenience, especially when compared to the unparalleled convenience of the disposable economy
“What we did in this resolution is to lay out what should happen … in every sector of the American economy. Because they can all be transformed with new technologies, with new strategies, new conservation techniques, and in a very brief period of time.”
Despite a relative win for recycling workers, living wage advocates pledge to keep on fighting
For the first time in the city’s history, Boston’s living wage ordinance might finally get applied to low-paid workers sorting the city’s recycling ...
Boston is aiming to achieve “zero waste,” which some say can create more living-wage jobs. Is part of this lofty goal rooted in the region’s dirtiest hypocrisy?
If nothing else, it’s a great way to network within the tech community, at an event that includes everybody from engineers to social media mavens, and in the end you help people with cancer simply by cleaning your room and going to a party.