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At home, your trash gets picked up by the city. But what about at your local bodega or favorite restaurant? Who picks that trash up? Where does it go? And why should we care?

The Center for Urban Pedagogy collaborated with ALIGN, Transform Don’t Trash NYC, and animator Cole Hannan to shed light on the dirty secrets behind NYC’s commercial waste. This short animation follows a discarded milk jug on its journey from trashcan to landfill, exposing the impacts the current commercial waste system has on workers, community members, and the environment.