According to the project website:
The project is an initial investigation into understanding the 'removal-chain' in urban areas and it represents a type of change that is taking place in cities: a bottom-up approach to managing resources and promoting behavioral change through pervasive technologies.I was quite shocked by the results. Some of the trash went clear across the country! By air! I had no idea that grabage would travel by air. Imagine, even after we're done with our products, they still accumulate a carbon footprint.
This project won the NSF International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge, so hopefully the message will get out and this video will catch people's attention and reduce their use of non-recylables.
Watch the video and see the trails develop. Then do something about it.
(Source: Live88.5 on Facebook)