Waste towers and a reconception of waste management

BLDGBLOG reports that a group of architects in London have proposed a series of “waste towers” across the city — easily accessible recycling centers that can also provide energy for surrounding areas. These waste towers prompted BLDGBLOG to think about even more decentralized systems of recycling that would change the Western lifestyle and attitude towards trash. Meanwhile, how can Indian cities not make the same mistakes that Western cities made in trash management as they grow? An Indian solution to decentralized waste processing would likely look different from this proposed solution — perhaps a decentralized system that is low-tech, low-cost, and labor intensive might be more appropriate to the financial and social context here.

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