Waste auditing

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Photographer Jordan Manley‘s usual subjects are the practitioners and stunning natural backdrops of mountain biking sports and skiing. But he also happens to be the son of an environmental engineer. Manley recently sent us a link to this rad photo essay, “A look back at…garbage,” documenting the dirty work he has been roped into doing for his dad over the years, mainly a recent gig “auditing garbage” or sorting trash to see what could be salvaged, reused, recycled or converted into energy.

Photo credit: Jordan Manley

Describing the task, Manley says:

Despite the messy nature of the job, it was an interesting type of surveillance into people’s lives, you can tell a lot about a household from what they throw away. It took us to some interesting places as well.

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