History and Garbage

While poking around in the history of recycling in search of philosophical grist, we came across an engaging and concise history of garbage buried in a back issue of the Chicago Reader. The timeline stops in 1988; for an update, one needs only to wander along a winter beach after the tide goes out.

Images are paintings by Morgan Bulkeley, with his keen understanding of the wafer-thin line that separates human utopia from the town dump.

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UPDATE FOR 21ST CENTURY


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