What is the future of trash? What do we do with it? How bad are single use plastic bags and are there better alternatives? How does technology and data fit into the trash equation? What are startups doing to alleviate the trash problems and are they being successful?
3:55 - The business of recycling
5:43 - Low-income countries are dumping or burning 90% of their waste rather than recycling it
6:05 - Maine’s single use plastic ban
11:00 - What are purity numbers and what does China have to do with it?
14:47 - Understanding the removal chain
16:00 - When MIT started electronically tracking trash
17:42 - Can AI help you sort your trash?
18:54 - Phood and food waste
22:08 - Denmark's study on the energy it takes to produce plastic bags vs bags made of other materials.
30:31 - Ever hear of a smart waste bin?
34:33 - Can UBQ solve our trash trouble?
43:02 - The true cost of being a throw away culture
45:00 - The Gagnons make their trash predictions for the future
What is Data Myths?
Uniting dataphiles and dataphobes one podcast at a time. Listen as the Gagnons interview industry leaders and startup founders, review new tech trends and products, and examine how data and technology drive our professional and personal worlds.