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Robin Nagle:
What I discovered in New York City trash

TEDCity2.0 · 7:52 · Filmed Sep 2013
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Robin Nagle: What I discovered in New York City trash
7:52 · Filmed September 2013 at TEDCity2.0 · Subtitles available in 33 languages

New York City residents produce 11,000 tons of garbage every day. Every day! This astonishing statistic is just one of the reasons Robin Nagle started a research project with the city's Department of Sanitation. She walked the routes, operated mechanical brooms, even drove a garbage truck herself—all so she could answer a simple-sounding but complicated question: who cleans up after us?

Trash anthropologist
Robin Nagle is an anthropologist with a very particular focus... garbage. Full bio
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