Monday, September 22, 2008

Art at the Dump

Aired on National Public Radio's All Things Considered on Monday, September 22, 2008.

San Francisco recycles or diverts 69 percent of its trash, but sends 1,800 tons of garbage to the landfill each day. One way the city makes a dent in its landfill load is through an unusual program — sponsoring artists who turn garbage into art.