So, we all know how to separate recyclable trash by now. And we are kind of proud that we are doing something good for a planet. But do we really? We throw trash in fancy organized bins and forget about it. We don’t think about the unimaginable amounts of package we buy and then throw out.

That’s why photographer Antoine Repessé stopped throwing away his recyclable rubbish in 2011 to make a point. Four years later he started turning that trash into a series of photographs with a strong message. Powerful images confront us with a filthy reality of unimaginable piles of trash we produce. Yes our own trash is pilling up and we choose not to see it. We all recycle, that should be enough, right?

Antoine hopes his project can inspire a change. “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”.

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via: DeMilked