7 Days of Garbage

The United States has a trash problem. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces more than 4 pounds of garbage per day. 

If you are not aware of the impact you have on the environment or if you've never care about the amount of rubbish you throw away then this is an insightful and startling reminder of the amount of waste a human collects in just seven days. Check out 7 Days of Garbage photo at 'Photographic museum of humanity

7 Days of Garbage is a series of portraits of friends, neighbors, and other acquaintances with the garbage they accumulate in the course of a week. 

7 Days of Garbage is a series of portraits of friends, neighbors, and other acquaintances with the garbage they accumulate in the course of a week. 

Gregg Segal (californian photographer) photographed people of all ages and backgrounds, surrounded by a week's worth of their rubbish. The subjects were asked to collect and store their rubbish for a week - including recyclables. Gregg started the project because he thought it was worrisome that Americans were producing so much trash and seemed unfazed by the idea of it. "For the most part we are reliably unaware or unconcerned," he said. "We go out to eat lunch and get a to-go container. That to-go container we may use for an hour a day, but if it’s Styrofoam it’s going to be around for a million years."