On the 29th January 2016 Galerie Boergmann in Moenchengladbach had the unbelievable honour of showing an original version of the book. A relic in this future world. To celebrate this occasion the city commissioned a recruitment video to encourage young people to go and work harvesting plastic from the former dumpsites and polluted oceans of the globe.
It is the future. Crude oil has run out. Plastic has become a cherished and valuable resource. The spiritual and epistemological centre of this world is a sacred text, The Rubbish Companion. This guidebook to plastic is used by governments to educate people into how plastic must be consciously used and recycled. Plastic is essential to the distribution and of consumer goods. It is the lubricant which smooths the mechanism of capitalism.