How to put your building on a path to zero waste

How to put your building on a path to zero waste

Opinion piece by Clare Miflin in Crain’s Business NYC. Every day, 24,000 tons of waste leaves New York City. A third of it is traditional recycling material—metal, plastic, glass, cardboard and paper—roughly half of which gets recycled. Another third is organic waste, but only about 1% gets separated; the bulk of it is transported to landfills an
Is Garbage a Product of Bad Design?

Is Garbage a Product of Bad Design?

A team of architects and planners has set out to prove that heaps of waste aren’t an immutable part of a city’s topography. From City Lab. New York City is an island of imported goods. The city’s main export, though, is trash. The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) heaves more than 12,000 tons of waste each day;
Architecture exhibit ‘Designing Waste’ highlights unseen pre-collection world

Architecture exhibit ‘Designing Waste’ highlights unseen pre-collection world

The show puts balers, carts, containers and the workers who handle them, on display with the goal of making people think about how waste gets to the curb. From Waste Dive. New York’s Center for Architecture is debuting a new exhibit on June 14, “Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City,” that literally puts some of the most
Continuing Education: Zero Waste

Continuing Education: Zero Waste

Architects—even those who don’t call themselves super-green—by now are obliged to design buildings that conserve energy and water. But do they expect to create structures that allow occupants to better manage and reduce the waste they produce? Not so much. Nevertheless, that is what a number of zero waste champions say is needed. From Architectural
Could architects help solve New York’s big, stinky trash crisis?

Could architects help solve New York’s big, stinky trash crisis?

As the season of steaming garbage piles sets in, New York’s Center for Architecture is urging designers to implement a more circular approach to waste, from Fast Company As more than 25,000 architects convene in New York City this week for the annual AIA Conference and Expo—the largest architecture convention in the U.S., hosted by a
Trash Disposal Needs Design?

Trash Disposal Needs Design?

A new exhibition looks at how buildings can make recycling easier, from New York Times An apartment building’s trash disposal system is seldom on its amenities list. Nor are prospective buyers or renters likely to ask about things like garbage or recycling methods. But “Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City,” an exhibition on