Artist Collected Garbage For Years To Show How Badly We Are Affecting The Environment

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A photographer named Antoine Repessé collected his garbage for 4 years to demonstrate the effects of our everyday lifestyle and the result is jaw dropping. Americans dispose of an average of 4.5 pounds of trash per person per day, according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).

Reducing waste, especially with all the unnecessary packaging in the grocery store, is very difficult and requires efforts. These images are a reality check that how much waste is being consumed by one person in a short span of time. To save the planet in the long run, a proper waste management plan needs to be implemented on urgent basis, where waste could be recycled properly and the use of plastic is discouraged altogether.