On this week’s show we covered new innovations in recycling. We had some of the City of Austin’s Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellows in the studio to talk about new research they’ve been conducting, looking at how people in Austin, Texas view recycling.
The research study involved meeting people in their homes. Austin residents took researchers on a tour of their home recycling systems, pointing out what was easy or challenging. The interviews were documented with notes, photos, and video recordings. The collection of these stories and observations form the foundation of the research conclusions and will guide the development of service recommendations
The idea is that this new research will help the City of Austin develop more efficient recycling programs in order to reach its zero waste goals.
- Celine Thibault and Katherine Duong – City of Austin Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellows in the Innovation Office.
- Emlea Chanslor – Public Information Officer and Marketing Program Manager with Austin Resource Recovery.
- Ron Neumond – Zero Waste Program Development for the City of Austin.
In Photo: Ron Neumond, Celine Thibault, Emlea Chanslor, Katherine Duong