PSFK Talks To Dietmar Offenhuber Of MIT’s Trash Track
PSFK talks to Dietmar Offenhuber to get his insight on the future of design and technology.
PSFK has been talking with artists and innovators that we have covered over the last year to get their insight on the future of design and technology.
Using electronic tags to trace the things we throw away as they move through the entire disposal system, the Trash Track project begs the question “why do we know so much about the supply chain, but so little about the ‘removal chain’?”
By monitoring the time and costs associated with transporting our garbage to dumps and landfills, the MIT team hopes to provide deeper insight into our consumer habits, as well as highlight any inefficiencies in the recycling and sanitation systems. Below, project leader Dietmar Offenhuber, M.S shares his thoughts with us.