We tend to think of recycling as a New Age movement, reflecting a contemporary understanding of the need to mitigate human impact on the environment, but new discoveries reveal systems of sorting in rubbish piles from the city of Pompeii. The ancient Roman city was famously covered in ash by the violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which preserved a snapshot of daily life that includes, apparently, a fairly enlightened approach to waste management.
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