Terrifying Photos of People Lying in 7 Days Worth Of Their Garbage
We all know that we produce a lot of garbage, but throwing them out nearly daily prevents us from noticing just how much is “a lot.” In this project, aptly named “7 Days of Garbage,” photographer Gregg Segal took bizarrely artistic photos of families and individuals laying in 7 days-worth pool of their garbage, escalating the inconvenient truth about one of the deepest environmental issues of today.
All of subjects, brave enough to show to the world their trash in the most vulnerable of ways, were Segal’s neighbours, friends, and other acquaintances. “Subjects are photographed surrounded by their trash in a setting that is part nest, part archaeological record,” explains the photographer. “We’ve made our bed and in it we lie.”
Alfie, Kirsten, Miles, and Elly
Till and Nicholas
Elias, Jessica, Azai, and Ri-karlo
Sam and Jane
I’m in Australia and we’re pretty damn rubbishy here too:) I pulled a lot of rubbish out of a local river here for an environmental sculpture called Aftermath (Bronwyn Tuohy if you want to google it), and there is a number of volunteers who keep pulling rubbish out of the same river. It just keeps on coming, floating down the river every time it rains. I’m not a fan of the packaging industry, as they seem to keep developing more ways to wrap things, including individually packaging items. I absolutely hate polystyrene (google my work White Trash). Then there is the rest of us who keep on buying the garbage.
everything is trash
this is a turn on, i would love a hot chick to dump a week or even 2 weeks of her trash all over me!
It shows how not too many people actually cook for themselves nowadays. They just eat ready-made crap that generates a ton of garbage.
Way to go Milt! Surprisingly little trash (after seeing the others) and most of it is recyclable.
Most of what I see in each picture is recyclable would have been better if the photographer also zoned the trash as best as he could, also hope he cleaned it all up afterwards!!!
It’s actually only recyclable IF the person recycles it. If they just place it in the landfill bins then it will be dumped in landfill. And unfortunately stats show most people do not recycle, and if they do they do not do it properly so much of what you believe is being recycled really just isn’t. Repurposing and reusing our ‘rubbish’ is really the only way to reduce landfill.
“Repurposing and reusing our ‘rubbish’ is really the only way to reduce landfill.”
No it is not. This just means new resources are needed to replace the metal/plastic/paper you removed from the chain.
The only way to reduce landfill is for consumers to reject products with, and that were designed to be displayed in, unnecessary packaging. Everyone needs to realise that consumerism is making our existence unsustainable.
All Americans right? They eat such garbage, and it shows. The main commentary on this photo essay should be about the damage to health and society in general. It would be more accurately framed as a cultural issue rather than environmental.
dear guest you don’t need to lay in your garbage it spews out of your mouth lol
Are you possibly the biggest idiot on the planet? Other countries are full of people who eat garbage and produce garbage too you complete fool. What an idiotic thing to say.
yup im in canada and we are the same.
this is dope.