is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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In Seattle, we can recycle nearly all plastics as of a couple of years ago, and the city mandated either 100% recycled materials (not styrofoam) take-out containers or 100% compostable take-out containers. Plastic cups, metal and many plastic lids, and plastic utensils remain unrecyclable, but their volume is vastly less.
We also get food (including meat) and yard waste picked up as a mixed bin. We don’t have the rat and urban critter problem that some cities have, apparently, as the raccoons never get into the stuff.
I’ve been trying to save all the plastic bags so I can recycle them—if you let them pile up, it’s a real shock to see.
It should read “Siemens AG”, not “AG Siemens”. This is not a first name, but the leagal from of the company, like Siemens Ltd. — you would not write Ltd. Siemens for that, would you?
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