Tag: Cleaning up

Consider the Vulture: An Ethical Approach to Roadkill

guestauth0r , December 4th, 2017

By Jonathan L. Clark Roadkill is disgusting. Many people just want it removed from the roads as quickly as possible, and they don’t care where it goes. In…

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Cleaning up toxic sites shouldn’t clear out the neighbors

guestauth0r , July 31st, 2017

Notions of “sustainability” and “urban greening” ought to include values of justice and equity. Otherwise, important projects like the Blue Greenway will build sustainable waterfronts for the urban…

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Information Salvage

guestauth0r , February 20th, 2017

These are the lessons we have learned in efforts to salvage neglected information in the form of narrative fragments salvaged from the waste stream. Our working laboratory is…

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Article Alert! Redefining pollution and action: The matter of plastics

Josh Lepawsky , January 19th, 2016

From the specific case of marine plastics, Liboiron’s paper offers a more general point that those of us who study discards need to remember to take seriously: How…

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How the Ocean Cleanup Array Fundamentally Misunderstands Marine Plastics and Causes Harm

Max Liboiron , June 5th, 2015

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The Ocean Cleanup array, designed to clean plastics from the ocean like a baleen whale, is one of these…

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