Track your Trash @ the library

A lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is putting  wireless location markers on garbage that people bring to the Seattle Public Library which will track the trash pattens on-line, as they go through the waste stream. Starting this week MIT folks will be putting the markers on the trash which takes about 10 minutes; next month the exhibit will be on display in the library.  MIT’s goal is to educate people on overconsumption and trash if they actually see where their trash actually goes so the library was chosen since it’s a central, heavily used public areaRead or listen to the full article by KPLU.

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