Engaging Garbage: an Ant/Cct Study of Municipal Food Scrap Composting

John Schouten, Aalto University, Finland
Diane Martin, Aalto University, Finland
Jack Tillotson, Aalto University, Finland
This ethnographic actor-network and translation-theoretic study explores the creation and implementation of a municipal program for the curbside collection and composting of household food waste. Implications of the study include the need to recognize and manage the agency of non-human actors in efforts to bring about a more sustainable society.
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John Schouten, Diane Martin, and Jack Tillotson (2014) ,"Engaging Garbage: an Ant/Cct Study of Municipal Food Scrap Composting", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 809-809.