2012-16, Live Debris artist Taylor Cass Talbott worked for the Samdrup Jongkhar
Initiative (SJI), a Bhutanese Civil Society Organization based in SE Bhutan.
Taylor’s Master’s research in Bhutan found that mainstream sanitation
education was stigmatizing waste, waste workers, and the poor in ways that discouraged
waste reduction and tolerance. Thus, she developed SJI’s Zero Waste Program
to take a different approach, demonstrating the value of waste and waste workers
as a strategy for promoting waste recovery-based livelihoods and engaging the
region to think creatively about the impacts of modern consumerism on social,
physical and mental health. The program works in collaboration with local government,
schools, institutions and communities and has become a regional model for waste
reduction. See below a few of Taylor's contributions, and visit www.sji.bt
or contact Taylor for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.