Inflatable with reused plastic in East Boston

Our friends in NOAH, East Boston, learnt the lesson and made their own giant inflatable pillow for the Urban Wild Solstice party. Remember that we have an open DIY manual, waiting for your contribution! Nice sunset where the Charles river meets the sea!  

How to make inflatables in 8 steps: Cut + Paste + Inflate + Dive

We made a “How to make your own inflatable with reused plastics” workshop at th  Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), East Boston, Massachussetts (EEUU). They have already worked with waste before and now they wanted to learn the tech to build a bigbubble in the next  Urban Wild the next Summer Solstice.  In 2 hours we could go […]

Step by step guide to picture 2 tons of waste

The MIT Media Lab “The Other Festival” and this activity were cancelled because of the Boston Marathon bombings. More info and participants web page. Updated April 8th 2013 We are working on the logistics for the Picturing 2 tons of waste installation. I’ve made an initial draft of how we want to proceed with the […]

How to picture 2 tons of waste?

Once in a while, the Recycling Department of the Cambridge Department of Public Works organizes a volunteer sorting of waste. A city truck collects a sampling of trash of residential buildings from a specific neighborhood. Trash gets sorted into different categories (cardboard, fibers, commingled, rigid plastics) and other trash to calculate the amount of waste […]

Waste Pickers topic at The Waste reading group

In the third meeting of the Waste reading group at MIT we will be talking about “waste pickers”. Everyone is welcome! When: Monday, November 26, 9-10:30am, Where: E14-240 (Media Lab, second floor). MIT. Cambridge, MA. USA Moderated by Lucía Fernández + Pablo Rey This is the list of readings: The report of the global meeting of […]

Garbage Dreams projection Monday 6 February 2012

Tonight an interesting film Garbage Dreams. When: Mon, February 2nd 2012. 6:30–8:30 pm Where: Building 32 Room 123. MIT. Cambridge. MA Organized by: International Development Initiative, IDEAS Global Challenge, Global Poverty Initiative Do not miss it. Garbage Dreams follows 3 teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world’s largest garbage […]

“waste rubbish trash refuse garbage junk litter ort” Informal Meeting Nov 16 7pm

Now that Trans Trash is over, we would like to meet and talk informally about waste, rubbish, refuse… issues with all the “trash people” we’ve been meeting last months. It will be happening this Wednesday Nov 16 at 7pm in the bar Miracle of Science. The idea is to get in touch and get to know what trash related issues […]

Saugus ash landfill map

Here is the result of the first flight with the kite over the Saugus ash landfill: You can check it on line and download the geo Tiff version-   Jeff Warren managed to stitch all the photos together. We have nearly all the surface of the landfill covered. Thanks to all the people that came […]

Creating the Saugus Ash landfill maps

We had a great time last Monday at the ash Saugus landfill, where all of Cambridge’s trash goes after being burnt in the nearside incinerator plant. Jeff did an amazing job organizing all the gear necessary and posting the two flights, the second of which was with an infrared camera, on MapMill.  We didn’t need to use […]

Cambridge donations map

Randi Mail (Director of Recycling Cambridge Dept of Public Works) sends us this Cambridge map “Donate your Stuff” that will help us complete our on going research map. Help us and post the locations you find interesting. Research map: Document PDF: Donate your stuff. Cambridge Map.

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