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Issue 7.2

The Removal Chain & Sentient Life Cycles

As our cities are growing, managing waste is becoming increasingly challenging. Global plastic waste is set to almost triple by 2060 (OECD 2020) while recycling rates are staying below expectations. 

At the same time, landfills are being relocated away from cities, reaching their maximum capacities, or forced to shut down due to contamination with hazardous materials. As waste management infrastructure is increasingly removed from urban areas, we are becoming further disconnected from its ubiquitous, indispensable, yet invisible life of its own. 

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