garbology

[late edition, Monday update]

According to sources on wordnik, garbology is “the study of a society by analyzing its garbage.” What happens when we look at ourselves by looking at what is in our bins?

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We might find something disgusting.
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Or fascinating.
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Deep philosophical discussions about what is and isn’t garbage might ensue.
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Every item of trash is a mystery containing dozens of questions. What was this? Who bought it? Where did it come from? Why did they throw this part out? What could this be used for now?
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We might even develop a taxonomy of trash to help us understand what types of things people throw out.
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And you might finish the day with a little bit of reading.
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