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Throwaway Q&A

throwawayqanda.jpgLast week, the New York Times featured "Answers From a Garbologist," a three-day Q&A column by Dr. Robin Nagle, the anthropologist-in-residence for the New York City Department of Sanitation. You might remember Nagle as the author of a terrific column for Waste Age last July about the anthropological value of landfills or from other pieces we have written about her.

The questions and responses in the Times column cover a broad swath of waste science and lore, from the pedestrian to the profound. All three segments are well worth your time:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

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