The pile effect

The pile effect – little grains of sand, every singular beige grain we see when we walk along a large body of water takes part in a larger mass which we could call a beach.

Something as small as the little produce stickers that come with our every fruit and vegetable piles up and affects the way our waste and compost systems work. Every time you finish your Chinese takeout and dispose of your garbage, that contributes to the pile too. Compounded with the materials of 4 more people (your family), 30 more people (your office or classroom), 5,000 more people (the size of a small school), or 1,000,000 (a city), it becomes obvious that we need to design and engineer better methods for waste diversion if we don’t want to live through the piles of over a million different people.

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