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'Flotsametrics and the Floating World' Looks at Junk and Shipping Trunksnew

Flotsametrics, written by oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer with help from journalist Eric Scigliano, is the biography of a new offshoot of science; "flotsametrics" means, essentially, the application of quantitative measurement to floating trash.
Willamette Week  |  Matthew Korfhage  |  08-19-2009  |  Nonfiction

Will Backroom Deals Keep Detroit's Garbage Incinerator Burning?new

The July 1 deadline for deciding the long-term future for disposal of Detroit's garbage has come and gone, but we can't tell you with any certainty what that future will be.
Metro Times  |  Staff  |  07-14-2009  |  Environment

Trash Haulers and Pols Care About Only One Kind of Greennew

The trash hauler in Broward County gets richer by not recycling recyclable materials, and if you believe the environmentalists, the campaign coffers of elected officials get richer by not demanding that the hauler recycle.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Thomas Francis  |  09-30-2008  |  Environment

Living on Scrap: How Two Men Found Their Calling in the Garbagenew

The skyrocketing market for metal is turning into a boom for scrappers, guys who roam the streets searching for metal they can pile into their truck haul to the scrap yard for cold hard cash. Despite having led hard lives and having checkered pasts, Greg and Ron are now making an honest go of it as scrappers.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Isaiah Thompson  |  08-05-2008  |  Economy

Using Community Gardens to Stop Illegal Dumpingnew

The work is unglamorous by nature -- digging up waste that's been tossed aside or recklessly plopped into overgrown weeds -- but its location doesn't help any: Frankstown Avenue marks the border between Pittsburgh and Penn Hills, with each side of the street belonging to a different municipality in some places.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Adam Fleming  |  06-16-2008  |  Gardening

What Role Will Recycling Play in Detroit's Future?new

The issue of recycling is wrapped up in the broader debate about what to do with the massive incinerator in Detroit that burns the city's trash, as well as garbage trucked in from the suburbs, creating steam and electricity in the process.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  06-03-2008  |  Environment

Charleston County Poised for 20 More Years of Burning Garbagenew

Two months ago, the incinerator was all but toast. Due to costs and environmental concerns, Charleston County Council voted to discontinue its use when operator Veolia-Montenay's current contract expired, instead diverting future trash to the Bees Ferry and pending Adams Run landfills. But things have changed.
Charleston City Paper  |  Stratton Lawrence  |  05-14-2008  |  Environment

Will Detroit Keep Incinerating Trash, or Seek a Greener Future?new

Confronted with that same dilemma more than two decades ago, the city responded by constructing the largest municipal waste incinerator in America. We went for the big burn -- and have been paying for it in a big way ever since.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  04-08-2008  |  Environment

This Blood's for Younew

Garbage drummer-producer Butch Vig's battle with hepatitis helped unite the band at its darkest hour.
Cleveland Scene  |  Annie Zaleski  |  05-11-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Garbage: A Band's Struggle To Reinvent Itselfnew

Garbage return with a renewed sense of purpose. Ken Micallef talks with Butch Vig.
Boston Phoenix  |  Ken Micallef  |  04-14-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

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