Never mind, I just found a post that you answered for me a few years ago. Plus I read an article in...um, I think it was Scientific American, where a 'modern archeologist' did an extensive study on Burning Man, concentrating on what 'artifacts' where found afterwards. I was amazed at 1. the extremely strict standards that BLM demands of clean up and 2. how Burning Man cleanup crews (and let's admit it..Burners themselves) meet and even beat those standards. They walk the walk and talk the talk of Leave No Trace. I think the standard was no more than a baggie?? of litter found in a randomly chosen, standard meter transect to be allowed. I am sure I have the amount higher than allowed, but I am still amazed that since the beginning, BM has always met those standards.
The stuff the cleanup crews find is mostly old nails from pallets, packaging, cigarette butts, and one off's like a cell phone, a key, etc. She did say that the major finding from her study was that "Americans eat a lot more junk food than they're willing to admit."
Part of me would love to attend. Despite being just the tail end of the pig in the Boomer python, I did grow up in during the days of the hippies, and BM sounds like a bigger, better, far cleaner version of Woodstock.
But again...the heat would get me, the noise in the middle of the night would keep me from sleeping, and I don't have a bicycle.
Edited by Meadowlark, 29 August 2018 - 01:36 PM.