Economist: Collecting global garbage. Effluence of affluence

“GARBOLOGY” is a word popularised (and possibly coined) by A.J. Weberman, a writer and activist whose credo was “you are what you throw away”. He made his name by rifling through Bob Dylan’s rubbish in search of insights into the singer’s soul, only to conclude—after trawling through used nappies, ripped-up fan mail and veterinary bills—that the fabled crooner was a pampered, middle-class family man, even in his heyday.