What did you toss into the trash today? New Yorkers discard almost 62,000 tons of trash every day, according to the New York City Department of Sanitation—enough to fill the Empire State Building. Meanwhile, the city spends more than a billion dollars a year to spirit away the detritus of daily living.
In The Garbage Game, produced by The Gotham Gazette, you get to make personal choices about the fate of your trash, whether you decide to compost your kitchen waste, give up bottled water, or choose cloth diapers over disposable ones. Then, you take on the role of a sanitation commissioner and help the Big Apple decide where its trash should go for processing: a landfill, another state—or even another continent. ::The Garbage Game