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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x211 Robin Nagle: What I discovered in New York City trash
TV-PG

  • 2013-11-05T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

New York City residents produce 11,000 tons of garbage every day. Every day! This astonishing statistic is just one of the reasons Robin Nagle started a research project with the city's Department of Sanitation. She walked the routes, operated mechanical brooms, even drove a garbage truck herself—all so she could answer a simple-sounding but complicated question: who cleans up after us?

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