Metro Trash

Last week I went to a recycling/sorting facility, that processes all of Metro's trash, to take a few photos for the Metro Quarterly. It was strange to see all the output of the design studio in trash form... What's stranger is that apparently all of Metro's paper trash is sent to China for recycling. I was told that there is not enough recycling capacity in California, and that they just load the trash on the container ships going back to China...I never would have guessed that sending trash halfway around the world would make economic or environmental sense.


This pile, about 10' high, is the daily trash collected from the Metro buses.


pure design studio trash, all take-ones and posters...


Metro bus-timetables


a cardboard wave!