Thought-Provoking Photos Visualize the Amount of Trash People Accumulate in a Week

"7 Days of Garbage" by California-based photographer Gregg Segal is an ongoing series which explores consumption and waste production in our daily lives. For the project Segal created portraits of friends, neighbors, and other acquaintances surrounded by the garbage they accumulate in the course of a week in a setting that is part nest, part archeological record. “We’re just cogs in a machine and you’re not culpable really but at the same time you are because you’re not doing anything, you’re not making any effort,” he told Slate, “There are some little steps you can take to lessen the amount of waste you produce.”

Find out more about Gregg Segal's work here.

via [Slate]