Interactive Map Lets You Track New York City's 14 Million Tons of Garbage

An interesting interactive data visualization from Max Galka of Metrocosm (previously) explores where the 14 million tons of garbage that New Yorkers generate annually actually end up.

As the largest city in the world’s most wasteful country, New York generates over 14 million tons of trash each year, more than any other city in the world. […] To deal with these challenges, New York relies on a complex waste-management ecosystem encompassing: 2 city agencies, 3 modes of transport (trucks, trains, and barges), 1,668 city collection trucks, an additional 248 private waste hauling companies, and a diverse network of temporary and permanent facilities extending halfway around the world.

Check out the accompanying article for more info on where our trash goes.

via Metrocosm

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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