Great Short Film About the U.S.'s Only Residential Vacuum Garbage Collection

Could vacuum tubes be the best way to collect garbage? I asked the curator of a recent exhibit about Roosevelt Island's pneumatic garbage system if she thought this was a good idea or the product of Jetsons-era whimsy.

The exhibit, "Fast Trash", has just closed, but make up your own mind after watching this lyrical documentary on the system, "Nature Abhors a Vacuum," by Greg Whitmore. Whether the system makes sense or not for other cities, the film underscores one benefit: it gets people thinking more about their waste, something all of us should probably be doing more.

Great Short Film About the U.S.'s Only Residential Vacuum Garbage Collection
Could vacuum tubes be the best way to collect garbage? I asked the curator of a recent exhibit about Roosevelt Island's pneumatic garbage system if she thought this was a good idea or the product of Jetsons-era whimsy.

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