Seeing the Woods

A blog by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

Snapshot: Zero Waste?

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The amount of garbage accumulated over ten days by the average four-person French family. Photograph: Samantha Rothbart.

At the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (National Museum of Natural History) in Paris, the third floor of La Grande Galerie de l’Évolution (the Great Gallery of Evolution) is dedicated to humans’ impact on the environment. This collection of garbage represents a meager portion of the waste we produce globally. The RCC’s latest Perspectives volume, A Future without Waste? Zero Waste in Theory and Practiceasks if a world without waste can ever truly be achieved.

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