Published on November 7th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg3
The Invisible People Who Take our Trash “Away”
Ever gotten stuck behind a garbage truck? Or heard one banging against a dumpster in the middle of the night? I’d guess that for most of us, these inconveniences/disturbances are among the few times we give any thought to the people who deal with our waste after we throw it “away.” Anthropologist Robin Nagle’s TEDCity 2.0 talk focuses on these people, the benefits they create for the rest of us, and the treatment they often endure (because, like the trash they haul, we don’t want to deal with them).
Take a few minutes to watch Nagle’s talk, and then let us know what you think?