Caterer Wants Trash Turned Into Art

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Ari Derfel, a Berkeley caterer, saved every piece of garbage he generated in 2007. It was a way to show how much garbage he creates — as it turns out: a whopping 96 cubic feet. Now he'd like to see a sculptor turn his trash into art.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

"A Year in Provence" spawned an entire industry of yearlong experiences. We talked recently about some of the better known books. And this past year, a caterer in Berkeley immersed himself in trash, figuratively speaking. Ari Derfel saved every piece of garbage he generated in 2007 to illustrate how much garbage he creates - 96 cubic feet. He's not writing a book, but he does hope a sculptor will turn his trash into art.

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