On ‘Radio Times’: Philly’s trash is ‘the best’ for a dumpster diver artist

In Philadelphia, there is a huge trash problem. Each year, Philadelphians each create one million tons of trash. In an effort to combat waste, littering and dumping, Mayor Jim Kenney created the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet—a 16 member group—that released an action plan to make the city cleaner and greener by 2035.

On Wednesday’s Radio Times, host Marty Moss-Coane asked Leo Sewell, artist and co-founder of the artists group Philadelphia Dumpster Divers, about his views on this initiative.

“Is Philadelphia a good place to be a junk sculptor,” Moss-Coane asked.

“I think it’s the best,” Sewell replied. “It might be getting too nice. I do enjoy recycling and such, but 95 percent of what you see in the street that is a problem is not grist for my mill.” 

Listen to the full conversation on Radio Times

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