It almost seems that one can’t talk trash without mentioning packaging.
Garbology is the study of a society’s discarded waste and what it reveals culturally about that society. Its origin dates back to 1973 with the Garbage Project, where a team at the University of Arizona sifted through tons of garbage at a landfill. More recently, garbology is increasingly being offered at universities, high schools, and grade schools—not surprising, given this era of sustainability.
Source: Greener Package - Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging.