NYC – Where money must grow on trees…

Oh boy, where do I even begin with this one? New York City, in all its infinite wisdom, decided to shell out a cool $4 million to McKinsey to answer the age-old question: “Do trash cans work better than just leaving garbage on the streets?”

I mean, seriously, who needs common sense when you can have a 95-slide PowerPoint presentation titled “The Future of Trash”?

The study, which I’m sure was a real page-turner, concluded that yes, indeed, putting garbage in sealed, rodent-proof receptacles is a tad bit more effective than letting it pile up on the sidewalk. Who would’ve thought?

But wait, there’s more! The study also highlighted the importance of “containerization” and the need for new garbage trucks to collect the rolling bins. Because, you know, the old trucks just weren’t cutting it.

And let’s not forget the case studies from Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona. Because if there’s one thing New York City needs, it’s more European influence. All in all, I’d say this was money well spent. I mean, who doesn’t love a good dose of corporate consulting to solve life’s most pressing issues?