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 the Zero Waste Design Guidelines, on display through Sept. 1 at the Center for Architecture, is about precisely that: the varied and often messy ways that New Yorkers deal with their trash and recycling. 

The guidelines — and the exhibit — are meant to get residents, landlords, building owners, architects and developers focused on the effort to reduce waste and increase recycling.