Have you wondered how much recyclable trash you generate in a year? Have you give a thought while throwing away with that bottle how much damage you’re doing to the planet earth? Before lighting that cigarette up, have you thought how much damage you are doing to you and to earth? To find same answers, photographer Antoine Repessé captured made a photo series to make the world realise how much they are wasting.
In his photo series, he stopped throwing recyclable items for a period of 4-years. The artist, over the period of time had accumulated over 70 cubic metres of trash: 1,600 milk bottles, 4,800 toilet rolls, and 800 kg of newspapers.
With his series, Antoine tackles the main obstacle for kickstarting the big changes in waste management or global warming – it’s how invisible these problems are in our day-to-day lives: “We’re often told about the quantity of waste we produce, but I think the impact of a picture can be more powerful than a ton of words,” remarks Repessé. “I hope my project can inspire change,” – and so do we.
Picture Courtsey: Antoine Repessé