Through June 12: Terrell Atrium Case Exhibit Explores Government Management of Trash


An exhibit opening this week in Washington State University’s Terrell Library continues the yearlong exploration of America’s garbage problems through the entity in charge of monitoring and fixing them: the government.

“Government and Waste” runs in the Terrell atrium exhibit case until June 12. It is organized by the WSU Libraries’ working group on government information to coordinate with the common reading book for 2014-15, “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash,” by Edward Humes.

“Government is deeply embedded in national efforts to manage waste and mitigate the negative effects of waste on our landscape, in our water and in space,” said government information librarian Marilyn Von Seggern. “Virtually all state and city governments are involved in waste management as well.

“We can only scratch the surface of this immense topic, presenting graphics and photos that portray the stark realities of too much garbage and suggesting a few of the many solutions that are being researched and tested,” she said.

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