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Gregg Segal: Mesmerizing Photos of People Lying in a Week’s Worth of Their Trash

"7 Days of Garbage" American families of California, photographed amid their litter products for a week.  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. That’s more than double the amount produced in 1960, and it’s 50 percent more than the amount produced by Western Europeans. In January, photographer Gregg Segal decided to put some imagery to those numbers. His ongoing series,p “7 Days of Garbage,” shows Californian friends, neighbors, and relative strangers lying in the trash they created in one week.

Fascinating but I’d never agree to participate. We recycle and compost everything possible so 90% of our garbage weight is cat litter. OMG yuck.