WIP(6)

Again some new spreads of the book :

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Also i have been looking closer to what it means to recycle today. It looks like recycling in london is entirely taken into a very institutionalised system, which complexifies a lot both the understanding of ‘what do i need to do’ and the way the treatment cycle works. Four major waste disposal authorities and several other smaller organisations (of gathered towns/communities) are taking care of waste collection/treatment and disposal in london.

These are the 4 major ones.

East London Waste Authority

Western Riverside Waste Authority

North London Waste Authority

West London Waste Authority

The other boroughs — that is to say the city of Westminster and the City of London along with Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Kingston, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Sutton and Tower Hamlets — are independent waste authorities in their own right.

The four boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton work together in a voluntary capacity as the South London Waste Partnership.

[Without even talking about what you need to actually throw away in which color bin sack, the organisation of waste treatment is already complex. Each website is different and none says exactly the same thing about what you have to recycle,… and they actually often redirect you to the website of the borough you inhabit in order to precisely know what to throw away – but a lot of these website send you back again to the waste authorities website…]

I am still searching more infos, and also trying to get my hands on precise data about the ‘legislation’ in term of what you can throw or not, and where but it appears more and more that discard things through recycling is in fact an institutionalised process of fragmentation to which we have trouble to respond because we are made to think in term of ‘whole’ and ‘ensemble’. It appears hard for us – and even to the institution to efficiently fragment things. And it emphasises the increasing size of the accursed share : we are made to consume a lot but hardly to dismantle and discard.

And eventually i have refine elements and events of the narrative.

The shift

02 December 2039, almost exactly 30 years after the signature of the Lisbon treaty, the amount of waste produce during the month of November 2038 has officially overcome the amount of goods produce and imported into the European Union. The accursed share, as G. Bataille named it in his theory of general economy a century earlier has exceed, not just in size but in value, the production of the new.

Disruptive condition for the EU economy dogmas

Although the principal market places had predicted similar scenario for quite some time, it has arrived much sooner that expected. The deflagration is heavy, causing the market places to close at rates never reached.

New cultural condition 

[…]

No purchase / only re-use 

The different government’s reaction are fast and without any hesitations. It is time for an important change in our western cultural practices. There is a need to re-consider all the economy around this wastes in order to dramatically reduce the quantity we produce and use those already in front of our doors, in our bins, produce by our neighbours.

… more to come

A spread of what the catalogue of trash could look like :

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+ Image of Mucking Marshes Landfill, it is to be the biggest landfill in the UK, and one of the biggest in Europe, 48km down the Thames from the school.

Mucking Marchs Landfills

And a tyre graveyard in Kuwait

Tyre graveyard Kuwait

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One Response to WIP(6)

  1. Manolis Stavrakakis says:

    Cairo; Manshiyat Naser (city of garbage)
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cairo+city+of+garbage&safe=strict&espv=2&biw=1440&bih=826&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjf4IXOvZ3SAhWrKcAKHU51DgIQ_AUIBigB&dpr=2#imgrc=ME_m6xRGvt99PM:

    A good line for your book from Julian Jason Haladyn’s book on Marcel Duchamp’s Etant donnes where she says that the ready made is the strictest manifestation of the idea of economy.
    “If the readymade is the strictest of economies, presenting as art something that is already made, this, his final installation, represents excess in both conceptual and physical terms.” (page 1)

    Also look at Robert Morris; Continuous Project Altered Daily

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