Snapshots of "Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City"

Achieving zero waste in a community or business requires a group effort. From government leaders, business operators and landlords to architects, designers and residents, participation from all parties is needed in order for waste reduction goals to be set and achieved.

And while many share the desire of wanting to achieve zero waste, it’s not a simple task. It’s a task that requires strategic thinking and effective and efficient action plans. In a city like New York City, for example, which is both dense and complex, out-of-the-box thinking and smart planning is a must.

New York City is currently working toward its goal of reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills by 90 percent by 2030. And to help designers, building operators, planners and others understand how waste is currently managed and learn how they can do their part in reducing waste and increasing diversion rates for recyclables, journalist and independent curator Andrew Blum and multidisciplinary design firm Wkshps teamed up to create “Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City,” an exhibition that was recently on view at The Center for Architecture in New York City.

Click here to continue reading and view a series of snapshots from the exhibition.

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